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NGRAVED 

lu WORK OF 

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CATALOGUE 
OF THE 
ENGRAVED 
WORK OF 
ASHER B. 
DURAND 



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EXHIBITED AT THE GROLIER CLUB 
APRIL, MDCCCXCV 



Copyright, 1895, 
By The Grolier Club 



ASHER BROWN DURAND. 

IT is not too much to say that the nineteenth 
century has seen the decadence of the engrav- 
er's art, and that with its close the work of the 
burin will virtually have been relegated to the 
domain of the "lost arts." This is a mourn- 
ful reflection for those admirers of the graver 
who call to mind, passing in review, the superb 
works of such masters as Goltzius, Visscher, 
Bolswert, Drevet, Wille, Bervic, Morghen, Longhi, 
Toschi, Strange, Sharp and Durand. It is to 
the last of these illustrious names that we pay 
particular homage at this time and it is meet that 
this association should do so, as Asher Brown 
Durand is the only American engraver entitled to 
take his place and hold his rank with the famous 
ones mentioned. 

Mr. Durand was of French Huguenot extraction. 
He was born in Jefferson Village, now called Ma- 
plewood, Essex County, New Jersey, August 21st, 
1796, and death found him ninety years afterward, 
September 17th, 1886, on the land where he was 
born. His father was a mechanical genius with 
some ability at crude engraving, such as was in 



4 INTRODUCTION 

vogue for adorning metal work during the first 
quarter of the century, and from him the son early 
imbibed a taste for the use of the tool which he 
was destined to employ with so much skill and suc- 
cess. 

Shortly after entering his seventeenth year Mr. 
Durand was apprenticed to Peter Maverick, a well- 
known letter-engraver of New York, to learn all the 
branches of the engraver's art, and the first work en- 
trusted to him was the lettering of a title-page for the 
" Pilgrim's Progress." The pupil soon outstripped 
the master, and when his apprenticeship ended, 
in 1 8 1 7, he became his master's partner. During 
the three years of the partnership all the important 
work of the firm was done by the junior partner, 
and several specimens of Mr. Durand's engraving 
at this period, as also of his apprentice work, will 
be found in the present collection. There will be 
noticed also shop cards and ball tickets and diplo- 
mas, which show that he was not above following 
in the footsteps of Hogarth, Strange, Sharp and 
others in doing whatever, in those early days, came 
to his hand to do. 

His first original work, engraved direct from 
the painting, was " Old Pat " (No. 144), from a pic- 
ture by S. L. Waldo, now belonging to the Boston 
Athenasum. Its excellence brought the engraver 
to the notice of Colonel Trumbull, who employed 
him, when only twenty-four years old, to engrave 
the large plate from his painting representing the 
moment when the committee that drew up the 



INTRODUCTION 5 

Declaration of Independence advanced to the table 
to present the report to the President. This elabo- 
rate plate (No. 234), for which Mr. Durand was paid 
$3,000, occupied him more than three years, and, 
when published, at once established the engraver's 
reputation. It was not only the first important plate 
and the largest yet produced in this country, but it 
was also a remarkable production for so young a 
man with so little experience. It is worthy of note, 
in this connection, that there was no printer in this 
country at that time able to print the plate, and a 
competent plate printer had to be imported from 
England for the purpose. Fortunately, in those 
days we were too wise to enact alien labor laws. 

At this period engravers seem to have been the 
most profitably employed of our artists, if not in the 
execution of works of high art, at least in the per- 
petuation of portraits of individuals of greater or less 
importance, some local and others national. The 
large number of clergymen whose portraits were 
engraved by Mr. Durand show the religious ele- 
ment strongly working in our midst. Among them 
those of Alexander McLeod (No. 61) and the elo- 
quent John M. Mason (No. 66) are fine examples 
of the engraver's art, the latter comparing favor- 
ably with Sharp's Thomas Walker, considered one 
of the Englishman's great accomplishments in 
portraiture. 

While this is true of these early productions, 
they were mere heralds of what was to come. It 
is both interesting and instructive to follow and 



6 INTRODUCTION 

observe the steady and continued advancement of 
Mr. Durand, in the progression of his work, during 
the eighteen years he labored at it, which show how 
carefully he studied the works of his great prede- 
cessors, in the field he had chosen for his own. 
Berne's Louis XVI., Morghen's Moncado, com- 
monly called the White-horse, Strange's Charles I., 
in his robes, and Titian's Venus, Sharp's John Hun- 
ter and Doctors of the Church, were a few of his 
constant companions and guides. He was one of 
those thorough, conscientious workers who believe 
that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well ; 
and therefor he was ever striving onward, upward ; 
and if in his own modest opinion he did not attain 
the highest perfection of his art, in the opinion of 
others, more competent to judge than a man in his 
own case, he fully reached the pinnacle, when the 
Ariadne came from his hand. It was his valedic- 
tory to the burin, which he then forsook for canvas 
and color, and is as fine an example of line engrav- 
ing as this century has produced. 

It is by no means disparaging to Mr. Durand to 
say that his fame as an engraver overshadows his 
reputation as a painter, and doubtless will not only 
so continue, but will become more strongly accen- 
tuated by time. The reason for this is not difficult 
to find. As an engraver Asher Brown Durand is 
facile princeps among his countrymen and quite 
the peer of any of his European contemporaries ; 
while his most earnest admirers will not claim this 
exalted place for him among the painters of this 



INTRODUCTION 7 

land. Nor in saying this are we saying as little as 
some may esteem. It is true that this country has 
not produced many engravers who have advanced 
beyond the mere mechanical dexterity of their 
craft. But it is no insignificant position, as 
long as we can point to Edwin, the American 
Bartolozzi in method though vastly superior in 
manner, for I have yet to see anything by the 
Italian-Englishman equal to Edwin's best heads 
after Stuart; to John Cheney, whose exquisitely 
delicate plates for the Gifts and Souvenirs of our 
fathers were valued then, but are even more highly 
prized now and have been likened, by a most com- 
petent critic, to beautiful sonnets ; to Burt, lately 
deceased ; and to Schoff, still among us, but using 
the needle in place of the graver. 

The high estimation in which Mr. Durand was 
held by his contemporaries as a man and as an 
artist, at a time when he was known only as an 
engraver, was shown on November 8th, 1825, when 
at a meeting held in the rooms of the New York 
Historical Society, to consider the formation of a 
society for improvement in drawing, which resulted 
in the foundation of the National Academy of 
Design, he was the unanimous choice of his brother 
artists to preside over their deliberations. And it 
is because Mr. Durand was such a thorough artist 
and such an exceptionally skillful draughtsman, that 
he became so eminent an engraver. 

Look at the delicate treatment shown in the por- 
trait of the old, old man, Charles Carroll of Car- 



8 INTRODUCTION 

rollton (No. 18), so beautifully tender that when 
it was exhibited on the other side of Ocean, the 
quidnuncs there would not believe it had been ex- 
ecuted on this side. 

Observe the masterly strength in the patrician 
head of the artist John Trumbull (No. 107), and 
point to any head, by any engraver of any time, 
superior to it in all the qualities that go to make a 
great print. As has been said of Morghen's Mon- 
cado, after Van Dyke, " if either painting or en- 
graving had to disappear, it would be better in the 
interests of art to lose the former " ; so can be said 
of this head of Trumbull with even greater reason J 
for during the progress of the plate the venerable 
subject gave the engraver several sittings, with the 
result that the print is virtually an original portrait 
and far better than the painting. I have no hesita- 
tion in naming this plate as Mr. Durand's best 
work, and his reputation, or the reputation of any 
engraver, could safely rest upon it. In the eyes of 
some its size may render it too insignificant for 
such high commendation, but those persons need 
only to be reminded of the masterly miniatures by 
Malbone, and Cosway, and Humphreys, to see the 
error of their view. 

Mr. Durand was the pioneer in artistic bank-note 
work, and from 1824 to 1832, was largely occupied 
in designing and engraving vignettes, which were of 
a character and style so new in this department of 
art, as to give it an impetus which it has never since 
lost. The beauty of his designs and skill in 



INTRODUCTION 9 

handling them appropriately may be seen in 
many proof specimens exhibited. 

The most noted achievements of Mr. Durand's 
burin are his two plates of the nude — Musidora 
(No. 236), after his own design, published in 1825, 
and the Ariadne (No. 237), after Vanderlyn's mas- 
terpiece, published a decade later — in both of which 
the rendering of the flesh is particularly successful. 
There was not only a daring boldness in essaying 
such works at that time, when the community hid 
its face from the delineation of the human figure, 
but there was a nobility of purpose, that carried 
the artist successfully through to their completion, 
that must win our admiration. I regret that space 
does not permit a more thorough consideration 
of these beautiful prints, which are sure to be 
appreciated by every lover of the refined and pure 
and chaste in art. These noble qualities are due, 
in the Musidora, wholly to Mr. Durand's elevated 
taste, as he was both designer and engraver, while 
in the Ariadne he has charmingly preserved these 
characteristics, in the finest nude figure yet painted 
by an American artist. 

Mr. Durand's engraved work is all done in pure 
line and is marked throughout by fine artistic feel- 
ing. His only deviation from this method was when 
he attempted a portrait in mezzotinto of his friend, 
Sylvester Graham, which was never completed, and 
is the only plate left by him unfinished. With the 
exception of this plate the present exhibition, 
composed chiefly of the engraver's reserved proofs, 



IO INTRODUCTION 

contains, as far as known, an impression from 
every plate he engraved, and, in many instances, 
the progress of the work can be traced through 
its successive stages. This is notably the 
case with the Ariadne, where nine states are 
shown, from the etching to the finished print. 
The catalogue, however, is not a perfect " Cata- 
logue RaisonneV' for only the exhibited states are 
included. 

Mr. Durand did some work on two plates which 
are not exhibited here. Thrice, after he had relin- 
quished the use of the burin was he induced to take 
it up again on behalf of struggling brethren. For 
Schoff's fine print of Caius Marius on the ruins of 
Carthage, after Vanderlyn's Napoleon medal pic- 
ture, Mr. Durand engraved the head; he also did 
the final work on the principal heads in Burt's 
careful copy of Morghen's " Last Supper," which 
bears the name of A. L. Dick, who did not do a line 
of the engraving, being only the publisher. The last 
time Mr. Durand employed the graver upon a plate, 
was when he gave the finishing touches to the por- 
trait, after his own painting, of his life-long friend, 
the poet Bryant, published by '* The Century," in 
1858 (No. 15). This interesting plate was bitten in 
by Burt, filled in by Schoff, completed by Alfred 
Jones to the proof before letter state, and finished 
by Durand, who gave it the refinement and feeling 
found in the lettered impressions. 

It seems almost superfluous even to mention Mr. 
Durand as a painter, so well known is he as the 



INTRODUCTION II 

founder of the American school of open-air land- 
scapists, he being the first of our artists to paint di- 
rect from nature. Before he was inspired by Cole 
to transfer to canvas the meadows and the woods, 
he was distinguished as a leader among the Amer- 
ican genre painters who, like Inman, Edmonds, 
Mount and others, without foreign influence, found 
at home good subjects to employ their pencils, which 
they rendered with great ability, and in a manner 
free and untrammeled as the air they breathed. 
All who wish to follow Mr. Durand's art career 
will find it delightfully portrayed, by his son, in a 
sumptuous volume recently issued, entitled " Life 
and Times of Asher Brown Durand, by John 
Durand," to which this exhibition catalogue is a 
fitting complement. 

C. H. HART. 



Note 

Rect. Rectangle 

Vig. Vignette 

H. Heighth 

W. Width 

Ins. Inscription 

All matter printed in Italics is exact transcript 
of the inscription on the plate. 



PORTRAITS OF A. B.DURAND 



DURAND, ASHER B. 

Bust facing % to left ; stipple, oval, H. 7^ ; W. 
6%. Inscribed, Waldo &*> Jewett pinx. / A. 
B. Durand. / Inciso in America . . . 1820 
dal suo antico Michele Pekenino. . . . 

This plate was used later by Pekenino as a 
portrait of Bolivar, the oval being enclosed in 
a straight-ruled rectangle, H. 10^ ; W. 7^ ; 
the inscription was changed to : Bolivar, / 
General y President e de la Republica. / de 
Colombia. / (left) Favria, P. (right) St. Gior- 
gio Sc. 

2 

DURAND, ASHER B. 

Bust facing to left ; oval, H. 7^ ; W. sji ', in 
straight-ruled rectangle, the corners cut off. 
Ins. : (left) Painted by C. L. Elliott ; (right) 
Engraved by F. Halftin ; (below) Copyright, 
1865, by S. P. Avery / Published by Sam. P. 
Avery, 694 Broadway, New York. 

3 
DURAND, ASHER B. 

Bust facing % to left. Rect. H. 5 T \ ; W. 
3^f. Engraved by Alfred Jones for " The 
Life and Times of A. B. Durand," by John 
Durand. New York, 1894. 



PORTRAITS 



ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY 

Sixth President of the United States ; born 1767, 
died 1848 ; Minister to Holland, 1794 ; to Prus- 
sia, 1797 ; U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, 
1803 ; Minister to Russia, 1809 ; Commissioner 
at Ghent ; Minister to England, 1815 ; elected 
President, 1824. 

Full length, seated in library, facing to right, 
a book in lap and charts and books on floor. 
Rect. H. 20}i ; W. 13. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by T. Sully, (right) Eng. by A. B. 
Durand / John Quincy Adams. 

Open letter proof. 

Engraved in 1825, at the request of Thos. 
Sully, for W. H. Morgan, a printseller of Phil- 
adelphia, who paid $700 for the plate. The 
head in this picture was painted by Stuart. 
The original painting belongs to Harvard Col- 
lege. 

5 

BAINBRIDGE, WILLIAM 

Naval officer ; born 1774, died 1833. 

Half length, in uniform, full face. Rect. 
H. %% ; W. y^i. Inscription : (left) Painted 



1 6 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

by J. Jarvis. (right) Engraved by Peter 
Maverick. / Commodore Bainbridge. / Pub- 
lished by P. Maverick, New York, 1820 / 

6 

BANGS, NATHAN 

Methodist clergyman ; born 1778, died 1862 ; 
President of Wesleyan College, 1841. 

Half length, seated at table, facing to left. 
right hand holding a pen. Rect. H. ^-f ; W, 
3 #5. Inscription : (left) Painted by Para- 
dise ; (right) Engraved by A. B. Durand / 
The Rev. Nathan Bangs, D.D. 

I. Trial proof before any inscription. 

II. As described. 

Engraved for the " Methodist Magazine and 
Quarterly Review," N. Y., 1830. 

7 
BARLOW, JOEL 

American author; born 1755, died 1813 ; pub- 
lished " The Vision of Columbus," 1787 ; " The 
Columbiad," 1807 ; Minister to France, 1811. 

Half length, seated, facing to right, right hand 
holding a paper. Rect. H. 4^- ; W. 3^. In- 
scription : (left) Painted by Pobt. Fulton. 
(right) Eng. dy A. B. Durand / Joel Barlow. 
/ (facsimile signature). 

I. Trial proof, face and hand in outline only. 

II. India proof, as described. 

Engraved for the National Portrait Gallery 
of Distinguished Americans, 1835. 



ASHER B. DURAND 17 

8 
BARNES, JOHN 

English actor ; born 1781, died 1841 ; made first 
appearance in America, 18 16. 

Half length, in character, face to left. Rect. 
H. 3t^- ; W. 2||, surrounded by triple line. 
Inscription : Mr. Barnes / as Billy Lacka- 
day / Engraved by A. B. Durand from a 
painting by J. N eagle / Lopez &* Wemyss' 
Edition / Published by A. R. Poole, Philada., 

1826 / / 

This portrait, as well as those of Mrs. 
Barnes, Mr. Cowell, Mr. Duff, Mr. Forrest, 
Mr. Hilson, Mrs. Hilson and Mr. Macready, 
was engraved for a publication called "The 
Acting American Theatre." It was issued in 
parts and contained plates by Longacre, Du- 
rand, Ellis and Edwin. Durand received $75 
for each plate he engraved. 

The originals of these pictures belong to 
The Players, Gramercy Park, New York. 

9 

BARNES, MARY GREENHILL 

English actress ; born 1780, died 1864 ; made 
first appearance in America, 18 16. 

Half length, face % to left. Rect. H. 3^ ; 
W. 3, surrounded by triple line. Inscription : 
Mrs. Barnes / as Isabella. / Engraved by 
A. B. Durand from a painting by J. Neagle 
/..../ Published 1826 /..../ 

India proof. 



l8 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

10 

BLAIR, HUGH 

Bust, in surplice, face ^ to left. Vig. H. 4 ; 
W. 3^. Inscription : (right) Durand sc. / 
Hugh Blair D.D. 

I. Proof. 

II. As published. 
Copied from a print. 

II 

BOUDINOT, ELIAS 

Lawyer ; born 1740, died 1821 ; President of the 
Continental Congress, 1782 ; Director of the Mint 
at Philadelphia, 1 795-1 805. 

Half length, seated to left, face front, hold- 
ing paper in left hand. Rect. H. I2>i; W. 
9^, surrounded by double line. Inscription : 
(left) Painted by Waldo &* Jewett. (cen- 
tre) Copy Right secured April jo, 1822 (right) 
Engraved by A. B. Duratid. / Elias Boudi- 
not LX.D. 

I. Proof before any inscription. 

II. As described. 

12 

BRAITHWAITE, ANNA 

Religious enthusiast. 

Bust to right. Vig. H. 6^; W. 4%. In- 
scription : (left) Painted by W. Dunlap. 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand. / Anna 
Braithuaite. / Prinfd by Burton. 



ASHER B. DURAND 19 

BROOKS, JOHN 

Soldier ; born 1752, died 1825 ; served through- 
out the Revolution ; Governor of Massachusetts, 
1816. 

Half length, in uniform, to right, seated, left 
arm resting on arm of chair. Rect. H. 4|-| ; 
W. 3{i' Inscription : Painted by G. C. 
Stuart. Eng. by A. B. Durand from a 
copy by James Herring / John Brooks. / 
(facsimile signature) / Copyright .... 1834 
by James Herring .... 

I. India proof before any inscription. 
II. As described. 

Engraved for National Portrait Gallery of 
Distinguished Americans, 1835. 

14 

BROWN, JACOB 

Soldier ; born 1775, died 1828 ; served in War of 
1812. 

Half length, in uniform, full face, left hand, 
holding document and glove, resting on breast. 
Rect. H. 4-^ ; W. 3^. Inscription : Painted 
by J. W. Jarvis, Eng. by A. B. Durand 
from a copy by James Herring. / Jacob 
Brown / (facsimile signature) .... Copy- 
right . . . 1834 by James Herring . . . 
I. Trial proof before any inscription. 

II. India proof before the name. 



20 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

III. As described. 

Engraved for National Portrait Gallery of 
Distinguished Americans, 1835. 

15 

BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN 

American poet ; born 1794, died 1878 ; " Thana- 
topsis " published in the "North American Re- 
view," 1S17. 

Bust )£ to right ; in oval, H. 7^ \ W. SH ; 
in straight-ruled rectangle/ H. %~/% ; W. 7-^. 
Inscription : (facsimile) William Cullen 
Bryant / Painted by A. B. Durand / En- 
graved by Alfred /ones and S. A. Schoff / 
Published by the Century / Copyright i8j8 
John Durand. 

I. Proof before all letter. 
II. Before the copyright line. 

III. As described. 

The final work on this plate was done by 
Durand. The head was etched on the plate by 
Charles Burt, filled in by Schoff and finished 
by Jones to the first state. 

16 

BYRON, LORD 

English poet ; born 1733, died 1824. 

Nearly to waist, to right, facing to left. 
Rect. H. 2j4 ; W. 2%, surrounded by double 



ASHER B. DURAND 2 1 

line. Inscription : (left) Thos. Phillips R. A. 
ftinxt. ; (right) A. B. Durand sc. / Lord 
Byron. 

Engraved from a print for " The Works of 
Lord Byron." Published by W. B. Gilley. 

CANOVA, ANTONIO 

Italian sculptor ; born 1757, died 1822. 

A fragment of a vignette portrait. Copied 
from English engraving by J. Thomson, 1820. 

18 

CARROLL, CHARLES 

Signer of the Declaration of Independence ; born 
1737, died 1832 ; first U. S. Senator from Mary- 
land. 

Half length, seated, full face. Rect. H. 4^$ ; 
W. 3>£. Inscription; (left) Painted by Har- 
ding (right) Eng. by A. B. Durand. Charles 
Carroll of Carrollton / (facsimile of signa- 
ture) James Herring, New York. Entered 
according to act of Congress. 

I. Proof on India before any inscription. 
II. India proof, names of artist and en- 
graver, and Chas. Carroll of Car- 
rollton, in script. 
III. As described, on India. 
Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans, 1835. 



2 2 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

I 9 

CLARK, LABAN 

-Methodist clergyman ; born 1778, died 1868 ; 
founder of "Wesleyan College and its first Presi- 
dent. 

Half length, seated, slightly to right. Vig. 
H. 4; W. 33/. Inscription: (left) Paradise 
fit. (right) Durand sc. / Rev. Laba?i Clark. / 

India proof. 

Engraved for the " Methodist Magazine," 
N. Y., 1828. 

20 

CLARKE, ADAM 

Methodist clergyman ; born 1762, died 1832. 

Bust, slightly to right. Vig. H. 6^ ; W. 4^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by Partridge. 
(right) Engraved by Durand. / Adam 
Clarke, LL.D. / Published by Myers &* 
Smith, No. jg> Fulton Street, New York. 
I. On India before any inscription. 

II. On India as described. 

21 

CLINTON, DeWITT 

Statesman ; born 1769, died 1828 ; New York 
State Senator, 1798 ; U. S. Senator, 1802 ; Mayor 
of New York, 1S02 ; Governor, 181 7. 

Medallion, diameter 4^, head in circle, pro- 
file to right. Inscription (left) : W. J. Coffee, 
feet, (right) A. B. Durand, sc. Below, four 
lines of facsimile of letter to Dr. Hosack, 



ASHER B. DURAND 23 

dated "Albany, j April, 1817," signed, Dewitt 
Clinton. 

India proof. 

Engraved for " Memoir of De Witt Clinton " 
by D. Hosack, N. Y., 1829. 

22 
CLINTON, DeWITT 

Bust, facing to left. Rect. H. y/ 2 ; W. i% ; 
surrounded by double line. Inscription : (left) 
Henry Imnan del. (right) A. B. Durand sc. / 
(facsimile). De Witt Clinton. 

Taken by permission from the original 
painted for C. G. Childs Esq. / Engraved for 
Harper's Family Library 1830. 

India proof. 

CLINTON, DeWITT 

Half length, seated, full face, head resting on 
right hand. Rect. H. \%. ; W. 3^. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) Painted by C. Ingham', (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand / De Witt Clinton / (fac- 
simile signature) / Copyright 1834 by fames 
Herring. 

I. Trial proof on India before any inscrip- 
tion. 
II. India proof before the copyright line. 
III. On India as described. 
Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 



24 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

24 

COLDEN, CADWALLADER DAVID 

Lawyer ; born 1769, died 1834 ; Mayor of New 
York, 1S1S ; Member of Congress, 1821. 

Half length facing % to left. Vig. H. 7 ; 
W. sH- Inscription : (at left) Painted by 
Waldo &* Jewett (right) Eng. by P. Mav- 
erick, Durand &* Co./ Cadwallader D. Colde?t, 
Esq?'. / Mayor of the City of New York. 
/ From the Original Picture in the possession 
of the Corporation. 
I. As described. 
II. As used in the "Memoir of the Cele- 
bration of the completion of the New York 
Canals," 1S25, and inscription changed to: 

At right : Eng. by A.B. Durand./ Hon. Cad- 
wallader D. Colden, Esqrf Front the Origi?ial 
Picttire in the possession of the Corporation. 

25 

COOPER, THOMAS 

Scientist ; born in London 1759, died 1840 ; came 
to America in 1795 ; Professor of Chemistry in 
Dickinson College 1S11-1814 ; in the University 
of Pennsylvania 1S16-1821 ; President of the 
College of South Carolina 1 820-1 834. 

Head, to left. Vig. H. 2% \ W. i;4. In- 
scription, Thomas Cooper M. D. / Oct. 227td, 
182Q, Aetat. 70. / Engraved by A. B. Durand 
from a drawing by C. Ingham. 

Engraved in 1830. 



ASHER B, DURAND 25 

26 

COWELL, JOSEPH 

English actor ; born 1792, died 1863 ; made his 
first appearance on the American stage October, 
1812. 

Bust full face. Rect. H. Si\ '> W. 3, surrounded 
by triple line. Inscription : Mr. Cowell / as 
Crack. / Engraved by A. B. Durand from a 
Painting by J. Neagle / Lopez &* Wemyss' 
Edition / Published by A. R. Poole Philada., 
1826 / Copy Right secured according to 
Law / 
India proof. 

27 
COX, SAMUEL H. 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1793, died 1881. 

Half length, seated, facing to right, left hand 
resting on book. Vig. H. 5X J W. 3^. In- 
scription : (left) Paradise pinx. ; (right) Du- 
rand sculp. / Samuel H. Cox, D.D. 

28 
CRAWFORD, W. H. 

Statesman; born 1772, died 1834 ; U. S. Senator 
from South Carolina 1807 ; Minister to France 
1813 ; Secretary of the Treasury 1816. 

Bust, to right ; face nearly full. Rect. H. 
9 X A ; W. 7 7 /8, surrounded by line, double on 
top and left, triple on right and bottom. In- 



26 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

scription : (left) Painted by J. W. Jarvis. 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand / IV. H. 
Crawford. / Published by B. O. Tyler, 
Washington City. 

I. Proof before the name. 

II. A described. 



2 9 

CROCKETT, DAVID 

Pioneer ; born 1736, died 1836 ; Member of Con- 
gress 1827-1831. 

Bust, to right. Vig. H. 4j4 ; W. $}£. In- 
scription : (left) Painted by A. L. De Rose. 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand. Two 
lines in facsimile with signature, David 

Crockett. 

I. Proof on India before any inscription. 
II. As described. 



30 

DALCHO, FREDERICK 

Physician ; born 1770, died 1S36 ; ordained as 
minister in Protestant Episcopal Church 1818. 

Bust, in surplice, slightly to right. Rect. 
H. 4^ ; W. 3-^, surrounded by double line. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by C. Fraser. 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand. / The Rev. 
Dr. Dalcho. / Assistant Minister of St. 
Michael's Church &^ Past Grand Chaplain 



ASHER B. DURAND 27 

/ Published by Order of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient Free Masons in / South Carolina. 
I. India proof, with painter's and en- 
graver's names only. 
II. As described. 
Engraved in 1824. 

31 
DECATUR, STEPHEN 

Naval officer ; born 1779, died 1820. 

Three-quarter length, in uniform ; figure in 
profile, right hand resting on sword hilt. 
Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. Inscription : Painted 
by T. Sully, Eng. by A. B. Durand fro?n a 
copy by fames Herring. / Stephen Decatur / 
facsimile signature / . . . . Copyright, 
. . . 1 8 j$ by fames Herring. 
I. Trial proof on India. 
II. India proof before the name. 

III. As described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

32 

DUFF, JOHN 

Irish actor ; born 1787, died 1831 ; made first 
appearance in America in Boston, 18 10. 

Half length, in character ; face to left. 
Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 3-^, surrounded by triple 
line. Inscription : Mr. Duff. / As Marmion / 
(scratched) Engraved by A. B. Durand from 



28 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

a painting by J. Neagle / Lopez &* Wemyss 
Edition / Published by A. R. Poole, Philada. 

/ 1826 / 

I. Trial proof on India as described. 
II. As issued ; inscription fully engraved 

and reading : 
Printed by B. Rogers / Mr. Duff. / As 
Marmion / Engraved by A. B. Dur and from 
a painti?ig by J. Neagle / Lopez <S>= Wemyss 
Edition / Published by A. R. Poole, Philada 
/ 1826 / Copy Right secttred. 



33 
EPICURUS 

Greek philosopher ; born 540 B.C., died 270 B.C. 

Profile bust, to right ; straight ruled back- 
ground surrounded by wreath ; in small 
wreath ; / Epicurus, (below) Dur and Sc. Oval 
H. 4 ;\V. 2}i. 

Apprentice work. 

34 

FINLEY, JAMES B. 

Methodist clergyman ; born 1781, died 1S56. 

Half length, seated, to left ; holding book in 
left hand. Vig. H. \)i ; W. 3^. Inscription: 
The Rev. James B. Finley, / Missionary to 
the JVyandot Indians. 



ASHER B. DURAND 29 

35 

FLOYD, WILLIAM 

Born 1734, died 1821; signer of the Declaration 
of Independence ; Member of the Continental 
Congress, 1775 to 1782 ; New York State Senator, 
1777 to 1788. 

Bust, to left. Rect. H. 3|§ ; W. 3y\, sur- 
rounded by double line. Inscription : William 
Floyd. / (left) Painted by Earle (right) Eng 
by A. B. Durand. 

I. India proof before any inscription. 
II. India proof as described. 
III. Inscription changed to : William Floyd / 
Engraved by A. B. Durand from a painting / 
in Delapaine s Gallery. 

Third state used in Sanderson's Lives of the 
Signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

36 

FORREST, EDWIN 

American actor ; born in Philadelphia in 1806, 
died there in 1872. Made first appearance in New 
York in 1826 as Othello. Founded the Edwin 
Forest Home. 

Half length, in character, face slightly to 
right, Rect, H. y/ 2 ; W. 3^ ; surrounded by 
triple line. Inscription : Mr. E. Forrest / As 
Rolla. / Engraved by A. B. Durand from a 
painting by J. N eagle. / 

I. India proof as described. 

II. Additional inscription : Lopez &* 



30 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Wemyss Edition. / Published by A. R. 
Poole, Philada., 1827. / (copyright line). 

37 
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN 

Statesman and philosopher; born in Boston, 
January 17, 1706 ; died in Philadelphia, April 17, 
1790. 

Bust, with fur cap, to left ; vignette sur- 
rounded by rays. H. 6% ; W. $%. Inscrip- 
tion : (on rays) B. Franklin (below) Pritited 
a?zd Published by S. Maverick New York. / 
P. Maverick &* Durand sc. 

Engraved from a medallion by Jean Baptiste 
Nini. 

38 

FULLER, WILLIAM 

Full length, in fighting rig in ring ; spectators 
in background. Rect. H. ig}{ ; W. 13%. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by C. Ingham. 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand / Willia?n 
Fuller I From the Original Pai?iti?ig in 
possession of the Gyimiasium of New York. / 
Printed by J Ridley, N. Y. 
(Engraved 1823.) 

39 
FURMAN, GARRIT 

Bust, full face. Vig. H. 2% ; W. \%. In- 
scription : (left) Painted by T. Cmnmings. 



ASHER B. DURAND 31 

(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand ; (lyre) / 
Garrit Furman. 
India proof. 

40 

GARRETSON, FREEBORN 

Methodist clergyman ; born in Maryland 1752, 
died in New York 1827. 

Nearly to waist, face ^ to right. Rect. H. 
\yi, W. 3>6, surrounded by double line. Ins. 
(left) : Painted by Paradise (right) Engraved 
by Durand. / Rev. Freeborn Garretson. / 
Aged 73. 

Engraved for Bang's " Memoir of Freeborn 
Garretson, N. Y., 1832." 

41 
GASTON, WILLIAM 

Jurist ; born 1778, died 1844 ; State Senator, 
North Carolina, 1799 ; Member of Congress 
1813-1815 ; Judge of the Supreme Court of North 
Carolina, 18 34-1 844. 

Half length, seated, right hand resting on 
arm of chair, full face. Rect. H. 4 T \ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by G. Cooke, (right) 
Eng. by A. B. Durand / William Gaston. / 
(facsimile signature) Copyright 1834, by James 
Herring. 

I. India proof before any inscription. 

II. On India as described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 



32 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

42 

GIBBON, EDWARD 

English historian ; born 1737, died 1794. 

Bust facing to left; in oval, in rectangular 
frame. Inside measure of oval H. 3-^ ; W. 3. 
Rect. H. 6f| ; W. 4^, surrounded by lines, 
single at top and right, double at left and 
bottom. Above oval is slab inscribed : 
Edward Gibbon, Esq7\ Bor?i 8th May, 1737. 
Below, in centre is tablet on which is female 
figure contemplating the ruins of the Col- 
osseum ; on left, medallion, wolf giving suck 
to infants Romulus and Remus ; on right, 
medallion, Roman Eagle. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds (right) En- 
graved by A. B. Durand. 

This engraving is an exact copy of an Eng- 
lish print by J. Hall. 



43 

GIBSON, WILLIAM 

Surgeon ; born 1788, died 1868. Occupied chair 
of Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania for 

over thirty years. 

Bust, facing slightly to right ; vig. H. 4% ; 
W. 4%. Inscription: (left) Inman del. (right) 
Durand sc. / Wm. Gibson, MD. Professor 
of Surgery in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. 



ASHER B. DURAND 33 

44 

GRIFFIN, EDMUND DORR, 

Congregational clergyman ; born 1770, died 1837. 
President of Williams College 1 821-1836. 

Bust, full face, in surplice. Rect. H. y/ 2 ; 
W. 3 ; surrounded by straight-ruled border 
j^g- in width. Inscription : (left) Painted by 
N. Rogers, (right) Eng. by A. B. Durand / 
(facsimile) Edmund D Griffin. 

I. Proof on India before any inscription. 

II. Proof on India as described. 
Engraved for " The Remains of Edmund 

D. Griffin," New York, 1831. 

45 
HACKETT, JAMES HENRY, 

American actor ; born in New York 1800, died 
1871. Made first appearance as professional in 
" Love in a Village" in 1826. 

Bust, full face; vig. H. 4, W. 3#> enclosed 
in ornamental frame. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by H. Inman. (centre) Steel Plate. 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand. / Mr. 
Hackett. / Engraved for the New York 
Mirror J 1832. 

I. Trial proof on India, before any in- 
inscription or the frame. 

II. Trial proof, before the frame. Ins.: 

(left) Inman fit. (right) A. B. Du- 
rand Sc. / Mr. Hackett. (script.) 

III. On India as described. 



34 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

4 6 

HAMILTON, ALEXANDER 

Statesman ; born in the West Indies in 1757 ; 
killed in duel with Aaron Burr, 1S04 ; Member of 
Congress 17S2 ; delegate to Constitutional Con- 
vention, 1787 ; Secretary of the Treasury, 1789. 

Bust % to left. Rect. H. 4 ^ ; W. 3-f, sur- 
rounded by line, single top and right, double 
left and bottom. Inscription : (left) Ceracchi 
feet. ; (right) A. B. Durcind se. / Hamilton. 
I. India proof before the name. 

II. As described. 

Engraved for " Life of A. Hamilton," by J. 
C. Hamilton, New York, 1834. 

47 

HEDDING, ELIJAH 

Methodist Episcopal Bishop ; born 17S0, died 
1852. 

Bust, front, face to left. Vig. H. \%\ W. 
2, 7 /&. Inscription: (left) Painted by Paradise 
(right) Etig. on Steel by A. B. Durand./ 
The Rev. ElijaJi Hedding A AT. / Bishop 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church 

India proof. 

Engraved for the Methodist Magazine, 
New York, 1827. 

48 

HILSON, ELLEN AUGUSTA 

Actress ; born in England, 1801 ; died in New 
York, 1837 ; first appeared on the stage at age of 
five ; joined the Park Theatre Company in 181 7. 



ASHER B. DURAND 35 

In character, half length, front, face to right. 
Rect. H. 3 -^ ; W. 2 }£, surrounded by line, 
single on top and right ; double on left and 
bottom. Inscription : Mrs. Hilson / as Mar- 
garet Over each. / Engraved by A. B. Du- 
r and from a painting by J. Neagle./ Lopez 
&* Wemyss' Edition./ Published by A. R. 
Poole, Philada., 182J / Copyright secured ac- 
cording to Law. 

49 

HILSON, THOMAS 

Actor ; born in England, 1784 ; died in Louis- 
ville, Ky. ,1834; made first appearance in New 
York at Park Theatre in 1809. 

In character, bust % to left. Rect. H. 5%, 
W. 3, surrounded by triple line. Inscription : 
Mr. Hilson / as Tyke. / E?igraved by A. B. 
Durand from a painting by J. Neagle./ 
Lopez &* Wemyss* Edition. / Published by A. 
R. Poole, Philada., 1826./ Copy Right secured 
according to Law. 

India Proof. 

50 

HONE, PHILIP 

Merchant ; born 1769, died 1835 ; Mayor of New 
York 1825-6. 

Bust facing to left; vig. H. 4^; W. 5^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by Peale (right) 
Eng. by A. B. Durand / The Honorable 



36 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Philip Hone, / Mayor of the City of New 
York in 1826. 

Proof on India. 

Engraved for " Memoir of the Celebration 
of the Completion of the New York Canals. 

51 

HOSACK, DAVID 

Scientist ; born 1769, died 1835 ; Professor of 
Natural History in Columbia College, 1795 ; first 
President of the New York Historical Society. 

Half length, facing to left, right hand rest- 
ing on book on table. Rect. H. 4% ; W. %%. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by P. Sully. 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand. / David Ho- 
sack M.D., F.R.S. / (facsimile signature) / 
Copyright 1834 by fames He?'ri7ig. 

I. Proof on India before any inscription. 

II. Proof on India without facsimile auto- 
graph and copyright line. 

III. On India as described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

52 
HUNTER, JOHN 

Eminent English surgeon ; born 1728, died 1793 ; 
Fellow Royal Society. 

Bust, to left; vig. H. ij£; W. 1%. Inscription : 
Mente et Mann / University of the State of 



ASHER B. DURAND 37 

New York. / Principles and Practice of / 
Surgery / By / Alexander H. Stevens, M.D. 

Proof on India. 

Card of admission to Lectures. 

53 

ITURBIDE, AGUSTIN DE 

Emperor of Mexico; born 1783, died 1824; 
commanded Royalist forces against the Mexican 
insurrectionists, 18 10-1820, then joined the Mex- 
icans and assumed command ; Declaration of In- 
dependence proclaimed 1821. Crowned Emperor 
July, 1822 ; election as Emperor declared void by 
Congress ; exiled February, 1823 ; returned to 
Mexico July, 1824, and was arrested and executed 
as a traitor July 19, 1824. 

Bust, to left; vig. H.2^ ; W. 2^g. Inscrip- 
tion : (right) A. B. Durand sc. / Ihirbide. 

54 
JACKSON, ANDREW 

Seventh President of the United States ; born 
1767, died 1845 ; first Congressional representative 
from Tennessee. 

Full length, in uniform, right hand grasping 
drawn sword, chapeau and cloak in left, facing 
to left ; at left horse held by orderly ; at right 
a battle scene ; in right foreground a cannon- 
ball and dismantled gun-carriage. Rect. H. 
20^; W. 1476. Inscription : (left) Painted 
by John Vanderlyn. (right) Engraved by A. B. 
Durand. / (centre) New York, Published 



38 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Jime 1828. / General Andrew Jackson. / 
Printed by James R. Burton. 

I. Unfinished proof; face, epaulettes, fob, 

sword, cockade of orderly and battle 

scene only in outline. 

II. Open letter proof on India as described. 
Engraved in 1828 on order of Mr. S. Con- 
verse. 

55 
JAY, JOHN 

Statesman ; born 1745, died 1829 ; Minister to 
Spain, 177S ; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 
1789; Governor of New York, 1795-1801. 

Three-quarter length, seated, facing to right, 
right arm resting on table, left hand holding a 
paper. Rect. H. 4^; W. 3^. Inscription: 
(left) Painted by Stuart d^ 3 Trumbull ; (right) 
Eng. by A. B. Durand. / John Jay / (fac- 
simile signature) copyright .... 18J4 by 
Ja??ies Herring. 

I. Trial proof on India before any inscrip- 

tion 

II. India proof before the name. 

III. As described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans, 1835. 

56 

JAY, WILLIAM 

Half length, in surplice, nearly full face, right 
hand holding eye-glasses. Vig. H. 4.% ; W. 



ASHER B. DURAND 39 

\%. Inscription: (left) Bran-white del.\ 
(right) A. B. Durand sc. / Rev. William 
Jay. / Armstrong &* Plaskitt, Baltimore. 
. ../... (Copyright), 1823 . . . 

/• • • 

I. Proof before any inscription, 

II. As described. 

57 
JONES, GEORGE 

Medallion, 5 in. in diameter ; bust ; Ins. around 
top : Georgius Jones. Histrio ; (below) Natus 
MDCCCX. (left) Drawn by F. S. Agate. 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand. Outline. 
Better known as the " Count Joannes," En- 
graved 1833. 

58 

JOSEPHUS 

Bust, in robe and turban, face slightly to right. 
Rect. H. 3^| ; W. 3, surrounded by double 
line. Engraved in stipple. Inscription : P. 
Maverick sc. / Josephus. / Published by D. 
Huntington. 

Apprentice work. 

59 

KENT, JAMES 

Jurist ; born 1763, died 1847 ; Professor of Law at 
Columbia College ; Recorder of New York, 1797 ; 
Justice of Supreme Court, 1798 ; Chancellor of 



4-0 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

State of New York, 1814. Published " Commen- 
taries on American Law," i826-'30. 

Half length, seated, to right. Rect. H. 4^ ; 

W. 3%. Inscription : (left) Pai?ited by F. R. 

Spencer, (right) Eng. by A. B. Durand / 

James Kent, LL. D. / (facsimile signature) / 

Copyright 1834, by James Herring 

I. India proof before the name. 

II. As described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

60. 
LARNED, SYLVESTER 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1796, died 1S20. 

Half length, left hand resting on book. Rect. 
H. \oyi ; W. 7ji. Surrounded by double 
line. Inscription : (left) Painted by B. Met- 
calj. (right) -Eng. by A. B. Dtirand. / 
Rev. Sylvester Lamed / Late Pastor oj the 
Presbyterian Church at New Orleans. 

6l 

LEWIS, MORGAN 

Statesman ; born 1754, died 1844 ; served in 
Revolution ; Attorney-General of the State of New 
York, 1791 ; Chief Justice of Supreme Court, 
1792 ; Governor, 1804 ; Quartermaster-General of 
the United States, 1812. 

Half length, seated nearly full face, right 
hand holding spectacles. Rect. H. \ l / 2 ; W. 



ASHER B. DURAND 41 

3^. Inscription : (left) Painted by James 
Herring (right) Engraved by Durand 6n> 
Paradise / Morgan Lewis / (facsimile signa- 
nature) / . . . (Copyright) 1836, by James 
Herring. . . . / . . . / 
I. Proof on India. 

II. On plate paper. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

62 

McLEOD, ALEXANDER 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born in Scotland, 1774 ; 
died in New York, 1833. 

Half length, seated, to left, hands clasped. 
Rect. H. 8^; W. 6^, surrounded by line, 
single on top and right, double on bottom and 
left. Ins. : (left) Painted by Waldo &° Jewett 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand. / Rev. 
Alexander McLeod D.D. 

63 
MACREADY, WILLIAM C. 

English actor ; born 1793, died 1873 ; made first 
appearance in 1810 ; visited the United States in 
1826, 1843 and 1848. 

Bust facing to left. Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 3^, 
surrounded by double line. Inscription : Mr. 
Macready / As Macbeth. / Engraved by A. 
B. Durand Jro7n a painting by J. Neagle / 
Lopez &= Wemyss' Edition / Published by 
Thos. T. Ash, Philada., 1827 / . . . / 



42 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

I. Trial proof before any inscription or 
surrounding lines. 
II. Unique trial before inscription, with 
autographic suggestions of artist. 

III. Proof on India as described. 

IV. As published. 



64 
MACREADY, WILLIAM C. 

Full length in chains. Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 7.%. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by H. Inman 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Dura7id / William 
Tell. / Printed by J. Burton. 
I. India proof. 

II. As published. 

Engraved for the annual " The Talisman." 



65 

MANNERS, JOSEPH MOUNTJOY 

Englishman, educated as Methodist clergyman, but 
was expelled from the ministry. 

Bust, full face, Vig. H. 4 ; W. 3^. 

Ins. : This Portrait is published to iden- 
tify .../.../ Joseph Mountjoy 
Manners, / (nine lines descriptive of his char- 
acter) / Published for the benefit of the com- 
munity by A.B. Dura?id, New York Dec. 8th 
1823. 



ASHER B. DURAND 43 

66 

MA-NUNCUE 

Bust, nearly full face. Vig. H. 3^ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by J. Paradise 
(right) Eng. by A. B. Durand on steel. / 
Ma-Nuncue, / an Indian Chief of the Wy- 
andot Tribe &* a licenced / Preacher of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

6 7 

MARSHALL, JOHN 

Jurist ; born 1755, died 1835 ; served in the Rev- 
olution ; Member of the Virginia House of Dele- 
gates, T782 ; Minister to France, 1797 ; elected to 
Congress, 1799 ; Secretary of State, 1800 ; ap- 
pointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1801. 

Half length, seated,full face, right arm resting 
on table. Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. Inscription: 
(left) Painted by Henry Inman. (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand / John Marshall LL.D 
(facsimile signature) Copyright . . . 1833 
by James Herring. 

I. Early trial proof on India, head, hand, 
and book in outline only, no inscrip- 
tion. 
II. Trial proof on India, neckcloth in out 
line. 

III. Proof before the name. 

IV. Before copyright line. 
V. As described. 



44 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Original picture owned by Law Association, 
Philadelphia. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans, 1835. 

68 
MASON, JOHN M. 

Clergyman ; born 1770, died 1829. 

Bust to left, face ^ to left. Rect. H. 12}/$ • W. 
qji, surrounded bylines, double top and right, 
triple left and bottom. Inscription : (left) Paint- 
ed by J. IF. Jarvis, Esq., i8og. (centre) 
Published by F. D. Allen 1822, Copyright se- 
cured. / (right) Engraved by A. B.Durand / 
John M. Mason. D.D. S. T. P. / President 
of Dickinson College, (right) Printed by 
Andrew Maverick. 

69 

MATHEWS, J, McF. 

Clergyman ; born 17S5, died 1870 ; founder and 
first Chancellor of the University of New York. 

Bust, in surplice, to right. Yig. H. 6% ; 
W. 6. Inscription : (left) Painted by Waldo 
&* Jewett (right) Eng. by A. B. Durand / 
Rev. J. M. Mathews. 

70 

MATTHIAS, I. B. 

Bust, full face. Vig. H. 4; W. 3^. In- 



ASHER B. DURAND 45 

scription : (left) Paradise fit. (right) Du- 
rand sc. / Rev. I. B. Matthias. 
I. Proof on India. 
II. As described. 



71 
MILLEDOLER, PHILIP 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1775, died 1852. 

Bust, in surplice, to left. Vig. H. 7 ; W. 6^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by Waldo &° 
Jewett (right) Dura?id sc. / Rev. Philifi 
Milledoler D.D. 



72^ 

MILNOR, JAMES 

Episcopal clergyman ; born 1773, died 1844 ; 
Member of Congress, 1811 ; ordained, 1815. 

Half length, seated, to right, in surplice. 
Rect. H. 7 T 7 ¥ ; W. 6%, surrounded by line 
single top and left, double on right and bot- 
tom. Inscription : (left) Painted by Waldo 
&* Jewett. (centre) i8ig (right) Eng. by 
P. Maverick. Durand &*> Co. / Rev. James 
Mihior D.D. / Rector of St. George's Church, 
N. York. 

I. Trial proof, before any inscription or 
surrounding lines. 

II. As described. 



46 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

73 

MITCHILL, SAMUEL L. 

Scientist ; born 1764, died 1831. 

Bust, in gown. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. In- 
scription : (left) Pai?ited by Jarvis (right) 
Eng. by Durand / Samuel Z. Mite hill M 
&*> LL.D. / Late Represe?itative and Sen- 
ator in Congress &* President of / the State 
&> County Medical Societies of New York. 
Professor of Bota?iy <Sn> Materia Medica in 
the University — Surgeo?i — / Geyieral of the 
Militia — President of the Lyceum / for 
A r atural History, &*c. &*c. / From the 
origi?ial Painti?ig in the Hall of the New 
York Literary &■* Philosophical Society 
1824. 

Engraved for " Memoir of the Celebration 
of the Completion of the New York Canals." 

74 

MONROE, JAMES 

Fifth President of the United States ; born 1758, 
died 1831 ; served in the Revolution ; Member of 
the Continental Congress ; U. S. Senator, 1790 ; 
Envoy to France, 1794-1706 ; Governor of Vir- 
ginia, 1799-1S02 ; with R. R. Livingston negoti- 
ated the treaty for the Louisiana purchase, 1803 ; 
Secretary of State, 1311-1S17 ; elected President, 
1816. 



Half length, face % to right. Rect. H. 4- 



9 • 

f6 > 



W. 3^. Inscription : Eng. by A. B. Durand 



ASHER B. DURAND 47 

from the Painting by J. Vanderlyn in the 
City Hall New York, /JAMES MONROE / 
(facsimile signature) Copyright 1835 by 

James Herring. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

75 

MOTT, VALENTINE 

Surgeon ; born 1785, died 1865. 

Bust, facing to right. Vig. H. \% ; W. 3%. 
Inscription : Valentine Mott, M.D. / Pro- 
fessor of Surgery in the University of New 
York / Drawn by H. Inman Engraved by 
A. B. Durand. 

7 6 
MURRAY, LINDLEY 

Grammarian ; born 1745, died 1826 ; his " Eng- 
lish Grammar " was first published in 1795. 

Bust, to left. Rect. H. 5 ; W. 3^, sur- 
rounded by triple line. Inscription : (left) 
Westoby ftinxit (right) Durand sculpsit / 
(facsimile) Lindley Murray. 

India proof. 

Engraved for " Memoirs of L. Murray," New 
York, 1827. 

77 

NOTT, ELIPHALET 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1773, died 1866 ; 
in 1804 was elected President of Union College. 



48 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Bust, in surplice, to right, face front. Rect. 
H. 4^ ; W. 2H' surrounded byline single top 
and right, double on left and bottom. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) Painted by Ames (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand / Rev. Eliphalet Nott 
D.D., LL.D. / Engraved expressly for the 
Parthenon. 

I. Trial proof on India, neckcloth in out- 
line. 
II. Finished proof before any inscription. 
III. As described. 
Engraved 1833. 



78 
OGDEN, AARON 

Soldier ; born 1756, died 1S39 ; served in the 
Revolution ; U. S. Senator from New Jersey, 
1801 ; Governor of New Jersey, 1812. 

Bust, 3^ to right. Rect. H. 4y 5 ¥ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription: Painted and engraved by A. B. 
Dtirand. / Aaro?i Ogden, / (facsimile signa- 
ture.) Copyright . . . 1834 by James Her- 
ring .... 

I. Trial proof, ruff and decoration in out- 
line. 
II. Proof before any inscription. 
III. As described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. Original picture in New York 
Historical Society. 



ASHER B. DURAND 49 

79 
OLIN, STEPHEN 

Methodist clergyman ; born 1797, died 1851 ; 
President of Randolph Macon College, 1834 ; 
President of Wesleyan College, 1842. 

Half length, facing to left. Vig. H. 4^ ; 
W. 3^. Inscription: (left) Paradise Pt ; 
(right) Durand Sc. Rev. Stephen Olin. 

80 
OTIS, JAMES 

Statesman ; born 1725, died 1783 ; argued against 
the issuing of " Writs of Assistance " ; fought at 
the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

Half length, facing to left. Rect. H. 4 ; W. 
3^, surrounded by line single on top and left, 
double on right and bottom. Inscription : 
(left) /. Blackburn ftinxt 1755 (right) A. 
Durand sc. /James Otis. 

Engraved for Tudor's " Life of James 
Otis," Boston, 1823. 

8l 

PATTON, WILLIAM 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1798, died 1879. 

Half-length, seated, to right. Rect. H. 5 ; 
W. 4^, surrounded by double line. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) Metcalf ftinxt. (right) Durand 
sc. / Rev. Wm. Patton, A.M. 

I. Proof before any inscription. 

II. As described. 



50 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

82 

PAULDING, WILLIAM 

Lawyer ; born 1769, died 1854 ; Member of 
Congress, 1811 ; Mayor of New York, 1824. 

Bust, face % to right ; vig. H. 4^ ; W. 4^. 
Inscription: (left) Drawn &* Engraved / by 
A. B. Durand 1826 / The Honorable Wil- 
liam Paulding / Mayor of the City of New 
York in 1824 &■* 1823. 

India proof. 

Engraved for " Memoir of the Celebration 
of the New York Canals." 

PEKENINO, MICHELE 

Italian engraver. 

Half length, seated, to right, right hand hold- 
ing pen. Vig. H. j% ; W. 6%. Inscription: 
Mel. Pekeni7io, Pen-Designer. / None but 
Nature taught him. / Drawn and Engraved 
by his friend A. B. Durand, New York, 1820. 

84 

PHCEBUS, WILLIAM 

Methodist clergyman ; born 1754, died 1831. 

Bust facing to right. Vig. H. 5% ; W. 3^, 
Inscription : (left) Paradise ftinx. (right) 
Durand sc. / Rev. William Phcebus, /Aged 

69 



ASHER B. DURAND 5 I 

India proof. 

Engraved for the Methodist Magazine, New 
York, 1823. 

8 5 
PHYSICK, PHILIP SYNG 

Surgeon ; born 1768, died 1837. 

Bust, nearly full face. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 
33^. Inscription: (left) Inman 1824 (right) 
A. B. Durand sc. / Philip Syng Physick 
M.D. / Professor of Anatoiny in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvaia 

India proof. 

86 
PINCKNEY, CHARLES COLESWORTH 

Soldier and statesman ; born 1746, died 1825. 

Bust, in uniform, full face. Rect. H. 4X J 
W. 3>£, surrounded by double line. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) H. B. Bounetheau Del. (right) 
A. B. Durand sc. / Majr. Genl. Charles 
Colesworth Pinckney. 

87 

PINKNEY, WILLIAM 

Statesman ; born 1764, 1822 ; United States Com- 
missioner to England, 1796 ; Minister to England, 
1807 ; Member of Congress, 181 5 ; Minister to 
Russia, 1 816 ; U. S. Senator from Maryland, 
1820. 

Bust, to left. Vig. H. 4; W. 33^. Inscrip- 



52 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

tion : (left) Paifited by R. Peale (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand / William Pi?ikney / Bur- 
to7i Print. 

India proof. 

Engraved for Wheaton's " Life of William 
Pinkney," 1826. 

83 

PLATT, JONAS 

Jurist ; born 1769, died 1834 ; M ember of Con- 
gress, 1796-1801 ; of New York State Senate, 
1810-1813 ; Justice of the N. Y. Supreme Court, 
1814-1823. 

Half length, left hand holding an open 
book. Rect. H. 8}i ; W. 6%. Inscription, 
(left) Painted by J. Trumbull, (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand / Judge Piatt. ... 4 lines 
of verse in Latin. . . . 

India proof. 

89 
PLESSIS, JOSEPH OCTAVE 

Roman Catholic Bishop ; born 1763, died 1825. 

Full length, in ecclesiastical robes, holding 
letter, standing by a table on which are a cru- 
cifix, books, etc. Rect. H. \6}i ; W. n^i; 
surrounded by double line. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by James (right) Eng. by Durand. / 
Joseph Octave Plessis / Catholic Bishop of 
Quebec. 



ASHER B. DURAND 53 

90 

RAPELJE, REM 

Bust, full face, with large hat. Oval in rec- 
tangle. H. 3 T V ; W. 2%, surrounded by line, 
single on top and left, double on right and 
bottom. Inscription : (right) Eng. by A. B. 
Durand / Rem Rapelje 

91 
REESE, RICHARD 

Bust, to left, face front. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription : (left) Paradise pinx. (right) 
Durand sc. / Rev. Richard Reese / Late Rep- 
resentative from the British to the Ameri- 
can / General Conference. 
I. India proof as described. 
II. As published. 

92 

ROMEYN, J. B. 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1777, died 1825. 

Half length, seated, to left. Rect. H. 8 ; W. 
6%, surrounded by line, single on top and 
right, double on left and bottom. Inscription : 
(left) Painted by Waldo &* fewett. (centre) 
Published, New York, May 1st, 1820, (right) 
Engraved by A. B. Durand / Rev. J. B. 
Romeyn D.D. 

I. Proof before the name. 

II. As described. 



54 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

93 
ROSS, WILLIAM 

Half length, to right, face front, left hand 
holding a book. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 33^. In- 
scription : (left) Paradise pt. (right) Du- 
rand sc. / Rev. William Ross. / Aged 32. 

94 
SAINT ANTHONY 

Head, }{ to left. Vig. H. y/ z ; W. 3%. 

95 
SALABERRY, CHARLES MICHAEL 
DTRUMBERRY DE 

Canadian soldier ; born 177S, died 1S29. 

Half length, in uniform, to right, sword under 
left arm, in frame, on upper part of which are 
the obverse and reverse of medal struck to 
commemorate the battle of Chateaugay ; on 
lower part a view of the battle, with date 26 
October, 1813. Rect. H. 7}i; W. 6*/$. In- 
scription : (left) Painted by A. Dicki?ison 
(right) Eng. by A.B. Dura?id / Lieut. Col- 
onel . . . Charles de Salaberry / C. B. Com- 
mandant . . . le Regiment des / Voltigeurs 
. . . Canadiens &^ca. &*ca. &*ca. Ins. di- 
vided by arms. 

Proof on India. 



ASHER B. DURAND 55 

9 6 

SANDS, ROBERT C. 

American author ; born 1799, died 1832. 

Bust facing % to left. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 
3^f. Inscription : (left) R. W. Weir pt. 
(right) A. B. Durand Sc. / (facsimile) Robert 
C. Sands. 

I. India proof. 

II. Plain impression. 

97 
SAURIN, JAMES 

In surplice and wig ; half length, face ^ to 
left. Rect. H. 4 ±-f'; W. 3)6, surrounded by 
single line. Inscription : (left) B. Picart 
delin. (right) E?igraved by A. B. Dura7id / 
Rev. James Saurin / Published by D. A. 
Borrenstein, Pri?iceton, N. J., Sept. 182J. 
Engraved from a print. 

98 
SCOTT, WALTER 

Full length, seated on a stone by a wall ; % to 
left, holding a book in the left hand, a pencil 
in the right. Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 2%. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) H. Raeburn del. (right) P. Mav- 
erick &* Durand sc. / Walter Scott, Esq. 
Engraved for " The Poetical Works of Walter 
Scott, Esq.," New York, James Eastburn & 
Co., 1819. 
Engraved from a print. 



56 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

99 

SEDGWICK, CATHARINE MARIA 

Author ; born 1789, died 1867. 

Half length, face )i to left, left elbow rest- 
ing on a pedestal. Rect. H. 4^; W. 3^. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by Chas. Ing- 
ham (right) Eng. by A. B. Dura?id / 
Cathari?ie M. Sedgwick / (facsimile signa- 
ture) . . (copyright) . . . 1832 by James Her- 
ring. ../.../ 

India proof. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

100 

SHELBY, ISAAC 

Soldier ; born 1750, died 1S26 ; served in the 
Revolution and the War of 1S12. On the admis- 
sion of Kentucky as a State in 1792 he was elected 
Governor. 

Bust }i to left. Rect. H. 4^; W. 3^. 
Inscription : (left) Pai?ited by Jouitt. (right) 
Eng. by A. B. Durand. / Isaac Shelby. / 
(facsimile signature) Copyright 1883 by James 
Herring. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

101 

SOULE, JOSHUA 

Methodist Episcopal bishop ; born 1781, died 
1867. 



ASHER B. DURAND 57 

Bust, face slightly to left. Vig. H. $*/ ; W. 
3^$. Inscription: (left) Paradise pinxt. 
(right) Durand sc. / Rev. Joshua Soule. 

I. Proof before any inscription. 
II. As described. 

Engraved for the Methodist Magazine, New 
York, 1822. 

102 

SPRAGUE, WILLIAM BUEL 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1795, died 1876. 

Half length, in surplice, nearly full face. 
Rect. H. 4^; W. 3%. Inscription: (left) 
Pai?ited by S. F. B. Morse (right) Eng. 
by A.B. Durand / Rev. Dr. W. B. S fir ague. / 
(facsimile signature). 

I. Proof on India before any inscription. 

II. India proof with names of painter and 

engraver. 

III. As described. 
Engraved in 1834 to order. 

103 
SPRING, GARDINER 

Presbyterian clergyman ; born 1785, died 1873. 

Bust to left. Rect. H. 12%; W. 10^. 
Proof before any inscription. 

104 
STUART, GILBERT • 

American artist ; born 1755, died 1828. 



58 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Bust }( to left. Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription : Engraved by A. B. Durand 
from a?i original miniature by Sarah Good- 
rich. / Gilbert Charles Stuart. / (facsimile 
signature) / Copyright 1833 by James Her- 
ring. 

I. Unfinished trial proof. 

II. India proof before any inscription. 

III. As described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

105 

SUMMERFIELD, JOHN 

Methodist clergyman ; born in England 1798, 
died in New York 1S25. 

Bust 3/ to left. Vig. H. 6% ; W. $%. 
Inscription : (left) Painted by Waldo &* 
Jewett (right) Engraved by A. B. Durand / 
Rev. John Stimmerfield / A.M. / New York. 
Published by Saml L. Waldo. Copyright . . , 
Dece?nber 1822. 

106 
SWAIM, WILLIAM 

Bust, to left. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. In- 
scription : (left) Imnan del. (right) A. B. 
Durand sc. / Williain Swaim. 

I. India proof before any inscription. 

II. As described. 



ASHER B. DURAND 59 

107 

THOMSON, JAMES 

English poet ; born 1700, died 1748. 

Bust, facing - to right. Oval H. 3 ; W. 2f£. 
Engraved in stipple, surrounded by dotted line- 
Proof before any inscription. 
Apprentice work. 

108 
TRUMBULL, JOHN 

American artist ; born 1756, died 1843. 

Half length, face ^ to right. Rect. H. 4^; 
W. 3 y^. Inscription : (left) Painted by 
Waldo &* Jewett. (centre) for the Trumbull 
Gallery, Yale College, New Haven, (right) 
Engraved by A.B. Durand / John Trumbull 
(facsimile signature) / Copyright iSjj . ... by 
James Herring. 

I. Unfinished trial proof. 

II. Unfinished trial proof with additional 

work. 

III. Proof before any inscription. 

IV. India proof as described. 

Engraved for the Nat. Port. Gall, of Dist. 
Americans. 

109 

TRUMBULL, JOHN 

American poet ; born 1750, died 1831. Author 
of "McFingal." 

Bust, to left. Rect. H. 3^; W. 3^, sur- 



60 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

rounded by line, single on top and left, double 
on right and bottom. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by John Trumbull, 1793. (right) 
Eng. by P. Maverick, Durand <Sn> Co. / 
John Trionbull Esq. / Printed by Russell. 

Engraved for " The Poetical Works of John 
Trumbull," Hartford, 1820. 

IIO 

VAN RENSSELAER, STEPHEN 

Eighth patroon of Rensselaerwick ; born 1765, 
died 1868. 

Bust, face )i to right. Rect. H. 4 ; W. 3^8, 

surrounded by double line. Inscription ; (left) 

Painted by A. Dickinso7i (right) Eng. by 

A. B. Durand. / (facsimile) V Rensselaer. 

I. Trial proof before the name. 

II. As described. 

Engraved 1827. 

Ill 
WASHINGTON, GEORGE 

First President of the United States ; born 1732, 
died 1799 ; Commander-in-Chief during the Rev- 
olution ; resigned his commission 23d December, 
17S3 ; elected President 6th April, 1789. 

Bust, profile to right. Vig. H. 3f|- ; W. 
2}i. Inscription : Washingto7i / From 
Houdo?is Bust / Engraved by A. B. Du- 
rand iSj>j / Printed by R. Neale. 

Engraved for " The Writings of Washing- 
ton," Boston, 1834. 



ASHER B. DURAND 6l 

112 

WASHINGTON, GEORGE 

Bust, % to left. Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 3^. 
Inscription in script : (left) G. C. Stuart fit. 
(right) A. B. Dur and sc.j Front the Original 
Picture in the possession of the Athen&um 
Boston. 

I. Trial proof on India as described. 
II. India proof. Inscription changed to 
read : Washington / From the 
picture in the possession the Athe- 
nceutn / Boston. 
III. Artist's and engraver's names changed 
from script to block letter, and in ad- 
dition, below : Printed by R. Neale. 
Engraved for " The Writings of Washing- 
ton," Boston, 1834. 

For this and the previous plate, which 
were engraved in 1833, Durand received $300. 

113 
WASHINGTON, GEORGE 

Half length, in uniform, face }i to left. 
Rect. H. \yi ; W. ^H- Inscription : Eng. by 
A. B. Durand from the full length Portrait 
by Col. Trumbull belonging to Yale Col- 
lege. / George Washington / (facsimile 
signature) .... (Copyright) . . . 1834 by 

fames Herring / / 

I. India proof before any inscription. 



62 ENGRAVED WOFK OF 

II. On India as described. 
Engraved for the " National Portrait Gal- 
lery of Distinguished Americans." 

114 

WASHINGTON, GEORGE 

Bust, in oval, H. 1-^-; W. 1^-, within rec- 
tangle of straight ruled lines, H. 2X ; W. 1%. 
An early experiment engraved in stipple. 

115 
WEBSTER, NOAH 

Philologist ; born 1758, died 1843. 

Half length, seated, to left, left hand hold- 
ing a sheet of paper. Rect. H. 5^ ; W. 4X> 
surrounded by double line. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by S. F. B. Morse (right) Eng. by 
A. B. Durand J Noah Webster LL.D. / 
I. India proof before any inscription. 

II. As described. 

Il6 
WESLEY, JOHN 

Founder of Methodism ; born 1703, died 1791. 

Three-quarter length, standing, in surplice. 
Rect. H. \y% ; W. 4^, surrounded by double 
line. Inscription : (left) From a scarce Print 
published in the Year 1J65 (right) Eng. by 
A. B. Durand / Revd. John Wesley, M.A. / 
Aged 63. 

India proof. 



ASHER B. DURAND 6$ 

117 

WEST, BENJAMIN 

American artist ; born 1738, died 1820. 

Bust, to right. Vig. H. 2^; W. 2f&. In- 
scription : A. B. Durand del. et sc. 

Engraved from bust by Chantrey, belonging 
to American Academy of Fine Arts for ad- 
dress by Gulian C. Verplanck 1825. 

Il8 
WILBUR, HERVEY 

Congregational clergyman ; born 1787, died 1852. 

Bust, facing to left. Rect. H. y/ z ; W. 2if, 
surrounded by double line. Inscription : (left) 
Metcalf pinxt. (right) Durand Sc. / Rev. 
Hervy Wilbur, A.M. / 

I. India proof, before any inscription or 

surrounding line. 
II. India proof, as described. 
III. Inscription changed to : (left) Metcalf 
pinxt. &* Pubd. (right) Durand 
sc. (below) vignette, two books, one 
entitled " Reference Bible" sheet of 
paper and a pen / Rev. Hervey 
Wilbur, A.M. 

119 

WILLIAMSON, HUGH 

Author ; born 1735, died 1819. 

Bust, % to right. Rect. H. \\\ ; W. 3^, 



64 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

surrounded by line, single top and left, double 
right and bottom. Inscription : (left) Painted 
by J. Trumbull, (right) Engraved by A.B. 
Durand. / Hugh Williamson, M.D. LL.D. 
Engraved for " Memoir of Hugh William- 
son by D. Hosack." 

120 

WOLCOTT, OLIVER 

Statesman ; born 1760, died 1833. 

Bust, to left. Rect. H. %% ; W. 7. Inscrip- 
tion : (centre) Engraved by A. B. Dura?id, / 
New York. / His Excellency Oliver Wol- 
cott, / Governor of the State of Coimecticut. / 
From an original picture painted by Sully, 
i?i the possession of / William Grade, Esqr. 

Engraved in 1820. 

121 

WOOLSEY, ELIJAH 

Bust, nearly full face. Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 
33^. Inscription : (left) Paradise pt. (right) 
Durand sc. / Rev. Elijah Woolsey. 



ASHER B. DURAND 65 



EARLY AND APPRENTICE 
WORK. 

For other work of this class see Nos. 5, 33 
37, 42, 58, 94, 107, 114. 

122 

ORIGINAL DESIGN 

Woman seated beneath two trees, cattle in 
the distance. Rect. H. 2%; W. 1%. En- 
graved in imitation of etching. 

123 

GROUP 

At left a young man standing, holding a 
musket ; in centre, an old man seated, another 
man standing behind chair; at right a figure 
of a man, partly showing, leaning on staff. 
Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 2.%. 

124 

PINDER OF WAKEFIELD 

At left foreground, man and woman stand- 
ing with arms linked, at right three figures 
partly hidden by bush ; in right background 
a house, clump of trees and church tower 



66 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

showing above. Rect. H. 4X ; W. 2%\ Pi?i- 

der of Wakefield. 
Engraved at the age of fifteen. 

125 
PLANTATION SCENE 

At left, in foreground, two men standing, one 
holding dog by collar, the face of a third man 
showing in the rear ; at right a group of ne- 
groes dancing in a circle. 

Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 2#. 

126 

A CAT 

Cat in the foreground, house and fence in 
background. Rect. H. 2^ ; W. 2^. En- 
graved in imitation of etching. 

127 
CHINESE AGRICULTURAL SCENES 

Eight sections on one plate, showing imple- 
ments of agriculture and method of irrigation. 
Rect. H. 8f£ ; W. 7. Inscription : (right) 
P. Maverick sc. / Agriculture 

128 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 

Nine instruments, and in centre a Chinese 
man playing. Rect. H. 8^; W. 6%. In- 
scription : (right) P. Maverick sc. / Musical 
Instruments. Plate II. 



ASHER B. DURAND 67 

I29 

GREEK TOMB 

Three sections, upper one showing ground 
view of ruin ; middle, ground plan ; lower, en- 
trance. Inscription over door. 

Rect. H. 8^ ; W. 6 T \. 

130 

SEPULCHRE OF JESUS CHRIST 

Plate showing ground Plan of the Church 
of the Holy Sepulchre, three views of the 
Sepulchre, and one of Calvary. Rect. H. 6% ; 
W. %%. Inscription : (left) P. Maverick sc. 
Sepulchre of Jesus Christ. Plate II. 

131 
ROMAN TRIREME 

Broadside view, sails set. Rect. H. 6^ ; 
W. 8#. 

132 

ROMAN TRIREME 

Three sections on one plate. No. 1, Cross 
section ; No . 2, Bow ; No. 3, Stern, below, a 
scale. 

133 
NOAH'S ARK 

Six sections on one plate. No. 1, Frame- 
work ; No. 2, Plan of the 2nd story ; No. 3, 



68 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

Elevation ; No. 4, Section ; No. 5 &* No. 6, 
Stalls for cattle. Rect. H. 8# ; W. 6ji. In- 
scription : (left) P. Maverick, sc. / Con- 
struction of Noah's Ark. 

1 34 
EGYPTIAN WHEAT 

An ear of wheat. Rect. H. 8}£ ; W. 6%. 
Inscription : (upper right corner) Eragment 
No. (below) Species of Egyptian Wheat. 

135 
THE LOCUST 

Seven sections on one plate, five being en- 
gravings from antique gems. Rect. H. 7\^ ; 
W. 6^. Inscription : (upper right corner) 
Eragment No. XLIV., p. (below) The Lo- 
cust. 

136 

SYRIAN ANIMALS 

Six varieties shown on one plate. Rect. H. 
7tI 5 W. 6%. Inscription : (right) P. Maver- 
ick set. (below) Syrian Animals. 

137 
THE OSTRICH 

Two birds, giving front and back views. 
Rect. H. 7%; W. 6y 3 ¥ . Inscription : (right) 
P. Maverick sc. (below) The Ostrich. 



ASHER B. DURAND 69 

138 

CHERUBIM 

Four Cherubim on one plate. Engraved in 
stipple. Rect. H. 7^ ; W. 6%. Inscription : 
Cherubim from Calmet. 

139 
TITLE FOR DRAWING BOOK 

Draped female figure, seated, left foot ex- 
tended, right hand holding pencil, left, palette 
and brushes ; to right of figure three cupids 
hover around slab bearing inscription : Cipri- 
ani's / Rudiments / of / Drawing. / En- 
graved for / &* Published by / P. Maverick / 
New York. 

Rect. H. 7% ; W. io|i. Engraved in stipple. 

140 

PLATE FOR DRAWING BOOK 

Three cupids, half length. Engraved in 
stipple. 
Rect. H. 7X ; W. n. 

141 
PLATE FOR DRAWING BOOK 

Three heads, an old man and two young 
women. Engraved in stipple. 

Rect. H. 7X I W. ioff ; left, G. B. Cipriani 
del. 



70 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

142 

PLATE FOR DRAWING BOOK 

Nude male figure, seated, feet crossed and 
extended to left, left hand holding tablet in 
lap. 

Rect. H. 6%. ; W. g l / 2 . Etched copy of en- 
graving for drawing book. 

143 
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS 

Three plates. Rect. H. 5 ; W. 3^. 

a. Sinbad and the Old Man of the Sea. 

b. The Story of Zobeide. 

c. The History of Camalalzaman and of 

Badoura. 

144 
OLD PAT 

Bust, face slightly to left. Vig. H. 4 ; W. 
3%. Inscription at left, Painted by S. T. 
Waldo ; right, Eng. by A. B. Durand. 

This was the first plate engraved by Durand 
direct from a painting. The original is called 
" A Beggar with a Bone," and is in the Boston 
Athenaeum. 

145 
SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, ILLUSTRA- 
TIONS TO 

Published by Durell, New York. 



ASHER B. DURAND 71 

Six plates. Rect. H. 4^ ; W. 2%. Eng. 
by P. Maverick &* Durand, being copies from 
English plates. 

a. Hamlet Drawn by Loutherbourg 

b. King Lear 

c. Othello " " Thurston 

d. Pericles " " R. K. Porter 

e. Cymbeline " " J. Thurston 

f. Romeo and Juliet " " Uwins 



146 

SCOTT'S POETICAL WORKS, ILLUS- 
TRATIONS TO 

Six volumes containing frontispieces, and 
vignettes on engraved titles. The title reads : 
The / Poetical Works / of / Walter Scott, 
Esq. / Illustrated with Engravings /from 
the designs of / Richard Westall, Esq. 
R.A./ . . . / (vignette) New York, / Pub- 
lished by fames Eastburn <Sn> Co. / i8ig. / 

Frontispieces, H. y/ z ; W. 2}4 ; vignettes 
■• H. 2; W. 2^. 

a. Vol. I. Lay of the Last Minstrel . . . 

Canto V. Stan. XXV. 

(left) R. Westall R. A. del. (right) 

P. Maverick &* Durand sc. 

b. " Vignette 

(left) Westall del. (right) P. Maver- 
ick &^> Durand sc. 



72 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

c. Vol. II. Helvellyn. 

(left) Drawn by Richd. Westall. R. 
A. (right) E?igd. by P. Maverick &* 
Durand. 

d. " Vignette, Don Roderick Stan. 

XXIII. (left) R. Westall, R.A. Del. 
(right) P. Maverick <5n> Dura?id sc. 

e. Vol. III. Marmion. Canto I. Stan. 

XX VIII. (left) R. Westall R.A. del. 
(right) P. Maverick &* Durand sc. 

f. " Vignette, Leyden. 

(right) P. Maverick &* Durand sc. 

g. Vol. IV. Lady of the Lake. Canto II. 

Stan. VI. 

(left) Draiv?i by Richd. Westall, 

R.A. (right) Engd. by P. Maver- 
ick &* Durand. 
h. " Vignette; (right) P. Maverick &<> 

Durand sc. 
i. Vol. V. Rokeby. Canto IV. Stan. XIV. 

(left) Slot hard del. (right) P. Maverick 

&^ Durand sc. 
k. " Vignette ; (right) P. Maverick <Sn> 

Durand sc. 
1. Vol. VI. Lord of the Isles. Canto V. 

Stan. XXX. 

(left) Westall fiinxt. (right) P. 

Maverick &* Durand sc. 
m. " Vignette ; (left) R. Westall del. (right) 

P. Maverick &» Durand sc. 

For Portrait of Scott included in this 
publication see No. 98. 



ASHER B. DURAND 73 

147 

YOUNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS, ILLUS- 
TRATIONS TO 

Night. I. Rect. H. 3f£; W. 2#. Inscrip- 
tion : (left) Drawn by T. Uwins (right) Eng. 
by P. Maverick &* Durand 



148 

COWPER'S POEMS, ILLUSTRATIONS 
TO 

Engraved by P. Maverick <5n> Durand. 
These plates are copies of English engravings 
by Edward Portburyand J. H. Robinson from 
designs by Westall. 

a. On His Mother s Picture, Vig. H. 3 ; 

W. 2if. 

b. The Rose. Rect. H. 3% ; W. 2^. 

c. The Lily and the Rose. Vig. H. 1% ; W.2)^. 



149 

AKENSIDE'S PLEASURES OF IMAGI- 
NATION, ILLUSTRATION TO 

Rect. H. 3^; W. 2Y%. Inscription: (left) 
P. Maverick, Durand &* Co. sc. / line of 
verse . . / Pleasures of Imagination Book. 

• • > J—J C rC 6 » • ■ « 



74 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

150 

THOMSON'S SEASONS, ILLUSTRA- 
TIONS TO 

Rect. H. y/ 2 ; W. 2>^ ; P- Maverick, Du- 
rand &* Co. sc. 

a. Autumn The Gleaners, line i6j. 

b. Winter The death of the horse, line jg8. 



151 
BYRON'S WORKS, ILLUSTRATIONS 
TO 

Four volumes with frontispieces, and vig- 
nettes on engraved titles. The title page reads : 
The Works / of the / Right Honorable / 
Lord Byron. / . . . / (vignette with verse 
below) New York, Published by W. B. Gilley, 
No Q2 Broadway. Vol. II. was published by 
E. Duyckinck &= G. Lottg. 

a. Vol.1. Childe Harold. Canto II. Stanza 

LXI. 

Circular in ornamental border, H. 

4t! i W. 2> l A > (left) Corbould del ; 

(right) P. Maverick, Durand <Sn> Co. 

sc. 

b. " Childe Harold. Vignette H. 2^ ; 

W. 2^ ; (left) Corbould del. (right) 
P. Maverick, Durand &* Co. 

c. Vol. II. The Corsair. Canto. 2, Line 1042. 

Rect. H. 2^f; W. 2.^; (left) Drawn 



ASHER B. DURAND 75 

by R. Westall R. A. (right) Eng. by 
A. B. Durand 

d. " The Bride of Abydos. Canto 1, 

Stanza 12. Vignette H.2 T 5 ¥ ; W. ij4 \ 
(left) Westall del (right) Durand sc. 

e. Vol. III. Siege of Corinth, Line 330. 

Circular in ornamental border, H. 
4>6 ; W. 2 J/ 8 ; (left) H. Corbould del ; 
(right) P. Maverick, Durand &■= Co. 

f. " Prisoner of Chillon Vignette H. 

2 t^ '> W. 2^ ; (left) H. Corbould del. 
(right) P. Maverick, Durand &* Co. 

g. Vol. IV. Byron's Poems. Poem 20, I. p. 

Circular in ornamental border, H. 

4^; W. 3U, (left) P. Maverick, 

Durand &* Co. sc. 
h. " Hebrew Melodies, Destruction of 

Sennacherib. Vignette H. 2% ; 

W. 2% (left) Corbould del (right) 

P. Maverick, Dura7id &^ Co. 
For portrait of Byron issued with this Edi- 
tion see No. 16. 

152 
THEODORE CLARK, BUSINESS CARD 

Figure of Justice standing by pedestal on 
which is inscribed : Theodore Clark / Hat 
Maker, / Corner of Chatham &* / Pearl 
Streets. / New York. 

Vig. H. 4^ ; W. 4^8 (below) P. Maverick 
Durand &* Co. sc. 



76 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

153 

IVES & WHITE, BUSINESS CARD 

Pate7it / Water Proof. 

Beehive on pedestal on which is inscribed, 
Ives <S^ White / 130 / Water Street. / New 
York (below) P. Maverick, Durand &* Co. 
Vig. H. y/ 2 ; W. 2tf. 



154 
ANDREW MAVERICK, BUSINESS 
CARD 

Figure of Hope, in skiff with anchor, (above, 
at left) J'espere d' avoir Succes, (right) P. 
Maverick &* Durand Engravers (below) 
Andrew Maverick, / Copper Plate Printer / 
21 Liberty Street .... New York. / 

• • • • / 



155 
MILTON'S PARADISE LOST 

Drawn by Richard Westall, R. A. E7i- 
graved by A. B. Dtirand 

a. Book III. I. 667. Two Seraphs. Vig. H. 
2 H 5 W. 2}i, after plate by Chas. Heath. 

b. Book. X. I. 940 Adam and Eve. Vig. H. 
2% ; W. 2ii, after plate by W. Finden. 



ASHER B. DURAND 77 

I 5 6 

ELIZABETH, OR THE EXILES OF 

SIBERIA 

By Madame Cottin. 

a. Frontispiece. Rect. H. 3 ; W. 2.%.. 

b. Vig. on title, H. 2% ; W. 2%. 

157 

CAMPBELL'S PLEASURES OF HOPE 

A girl seated on cliff. Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 2^, 
(left) Drawn by R. West all R. A. (right) 
Engravd by A. B. Durand (two lines of 
verse). 

A copy of plate by Chas. Heath. 

I 5 8 

THE TRAVELER 

Man with staff standing by trunk of tree. 
Rect. H. 3 ; W. 2 T \, surrounded by double 
line. Inscription : (left) Westall del. (right) 
Durand sc. / The Traveler. 

159 
BEATTIE'S MINSTREL 

A youth seated beneath a tree. Rect. H. 3 ; 
W. 2%; (left) Painted by R. Cook (right) 
Engraved by A. B. Durand (two lines of 
verse), Minstrel page jj. 



78 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

1 60 

MOSES ON MT. SINAI RECEIVING 
COMMANDMENTS 

Vig. H. 3 T \; W. 2y s , (left) Westall del. 
(right) Dtira7id.se. (below) New York, / Pub- 
lished by Henry I. Megarey. 

l6l 
RURAL HOURS 

a. Title, Rural Hours / a poem / vignette H. 
2% W. 2}(, (two lines of verse), Design d 
by G. Furman, Engraved by A. B. Durand 

b. Spring ; Yoke of oxen by plow. Vig. H. 
2% ; W. 2}{. Desigfid by G. Fur?nan, 
Engraved by A. B. Dura?id 

c. Summer. Vig. H. 2}i ; W. 2^-, (two lines 
of verse), Draivn by R. Westall R. A., 
Engraved by A. B. Durand This plate 
is a copy of an engraving by W. Finden for 
Falconer's Shipwreck. 

d. Autumn. Vig. H. 2% ; W. 2fi, Drawn 
by G. Furman, Engraved by A. B. Dtirand 

e. Winter. Vig. H. 2^ ; W. 2%, Drawn by 
G. Fur 7n an E7igraved by A. B. Dura7id 

162 
YAMOYDEN, ILLUSTRATIONS TO 

By J. W. Eastburn, New York, 1820. 
a. Frontispiece. Rect. H. 4-ff ; W. 3^, (left) 
Drawn by J. Neilson. (right) Eng. 



ASHER B. DURAND 79 

by A. B. Durand. / Seat of King Philip* 

b. Engraved title ; Yamoyden/A Tale of /The 

Wars of King Philip. Vignette, H. 2^ ; 

W. 3, (left) Neilson del. (right) Dttrand sc. 



163 
COOKE, GEORGE FREDERICK 

Monument to the memory of. 

Pedestal surmounted by an urn. H. 9|f ; 
W. 7%. Inscription on face : Erected / to / 
the Memory / of / George Frederick Cooke / 
by / Edmund Kean / of / the / Theatre 
Royal Drury Lane / 1S21, / Three King- 
doms claim his birth, / Both Hemispheres 
pronounce his worth. / Fecerunt W. &■* J. 
Frazee (below) Drawn &* Engraved by 
A. B. Durand from the Original in St. 
Paul's Churchyard, built by W. &** J. Fra- 
zee / New York. Published by Wm. S. 
Griff en &> Wm. B. Acock, June 1821. / 
Copy Right secured. 

164 
MONTICELLO 

Front view of house, trees to right and left. 
Rect. H. 4 T \ ; W. 6, surrounded by line. In- 
scription : (centre) Durand sc. / Sketch of 
Mr. Jefferson 's Seat, Monticello. 



8o ENGRAVED WORK OF 

l6 5 

APOLLO BELVIDERE 

Statue, H. 6}(. Inscription : (right) Durand 
sc. (below) AnOAAON 

Engraved for address before the American 
Academy of Fine Arts, by Robert Ray, New 
York, Nov. 17th, 1825. 

166 
RUTGERS MEDICAL COLLEGE 

Front view of four-story building. 

H. \]/ 2 \ W. 3. Inscription : (left) /. Evers 
del. / Rutgers Medical College. / histituted 
Octr. 26th 1826. 

Engraved for the inaugural address of Dr. 
Hosack. 

167 

WEST POINT. FOUNDRY, BUSINESS 
CARD 

A side view of the foundry, below a machine 
for boring cannon, on face of which is West 
Point Fowidery. 

Engraved from a drawing by Dr. Neilson. 

168 

J. WILSON, BUSINESS CARD 

Arms of the State of New York, below 
which is engraved J. IViison's / Improved, 
Best, / Elastic, Beaver Hat. / Broadway 160 



ASHER B. DURAND 8 1 

New York. / N. B .../.../.../ be- 
low, view from the Battery. A. B. Durand sc. 
Original design. 

169 

NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 
CERTIFICATE OF 

The Half Moon in middle foreground, the 
Palisades in background, Indians in a canoe 
paddling towards the ship. 

Vig. H. 5; W. 6j4. Inscription: (above) 
The Arrival of Henry Hudson on the 4th 
Septr. i6og (below, at left) L. Simond del. 
(right) A. B. Durand sc. 

170 

TYPOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, CERTIF- 
ICATE OF 

' Vig. H. 5 X; w. 9 tf. 

In centre a printing press, above which is 
eagle with outstretched wings, bearing in tal- 
ons a medallion portrait of Franklin ; allegori- 
cal figures typifying, at right, light and inde- 
pendence ; at left, ignorance and bondage. 

Original design by Durand. 

171 

BIBLE SOCIETY, CERTIFICATE OF 

Oval, H. 4; W. 7% (left) G. Miller del. 
(right) A. B. Durand sc. 



82 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

In centre on flat rock, a printing press by 
which are two figures distributing Bibles and 
tracts to all nations of the earth. 

172 
BALL TICKET 

H. 3 ; W. 4A- 

Annual Caledonian Ball. 

Three figures in Highland costume, between 
two columns. On left column, Bamiockburn, on 
right, Luncarty, (left) A. del (right) A. B. 
Durand sc. 

I. Trial proof on India before lettering. 

II. As described, on India. 

This ticket, as well as No. 173, was designed 
by John Allan, the Scottish-American biblio- 
phile. 

173 
BALL TICKET 

H. i%; W.4X. 

Ladies Ticket / of Admission to the / An- 
nual Caledonian / Ball. / (two lines) A. del. 
A. B. Durand sc. 

India proof. 

174 
ERIE CANAL CELEBRATION 

Above, in circle, i T 9 -g- in diameter, Pan and 
Neptune, inscribed above, Alliance of Neptune 



ASHER B. DURAND 8$ 

and Pan, below, Union of Erie with the At- 
lantic. 

Below, the invitation, reading, The Corpor- 
ation of the / City of (vignette, arms of New 
York) N. York / Invite. . . . to partici- 
pate with them in the Celebration on the Com- 
pletion of / the Erie Canal, to meet at the 
City Hall on . . . the / . . . day of 
. . . at . . . o'clock, and proceed / with 
them in the Steam Boat to Sandy Hook. / 
Grand Canal Commenced 4th July, 1817. 
Completed 26th October 1825. / Durand &* 
Wright. 

i/5 
LECTURE TICKET 

Medallion, 2 T 3 T in diameter. Juno seated ; in- 
scribed, IVNONI LVCINAE. Below: En- 
graved by A B Durand / (two lines of 
Latin) / University of the State of N. York / 
Obstetrics / and the / Diseases of Women &* 
Children / By John W. Francis MD. &> P. / 
For . . . No. . . Session of 182. . . . 

176 

AMERICAN ECLIPSE 

Stable boy at left, holding horse by bridle. 
Vig. H. 454 ; W. 7. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by A. Fisher, (right) Eng by A. 
B. Durand 1824 /American Eclipse / From 



84 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

the Origt7ial Painting the Property of 

Charles He?iry Hall Esqr. of N, York, 

177 
LADY LIGHTFOOT 

Mare and foal in foreground. 

Rect. H. 3^ ; W. $fi. Inscription: (left) 
Wm Eiffe Pinxt. (right) A. B. Dnrand 
Sept / Lady Lightfoot / Owned by Charles 
Henry Hall / Engraved by his order for 
the A?nerican Turf Register <5n> Sporting 
Magazine. 



ASHER B. DURAND 85 



BANK NOTE VIGNETTES 

178 

SPECIMEN SHEET 

H. 16$; W. I2 T \. Specimen of Bank 
Note Engraving / By A. B. &<> C. Durand, 
Wright &* Co. / New York July 1827 
Styles of lathe-work, vignettes, and lettering. 
In lathe-work borders are portraits of Lafay- 
ette, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Jay, Patrick 
Henry, Jefferson, Washington, John Adams, 
Franklin, Hamilton, Elias Boudinot, and Fene- 
lon. Among the vignettes there are of Wash- 
ington two classical and one equestrian statues, 
one equestrian portrait, one bust on pedestal 
at right of figure of Justice, and one medallion 
portrait supported by figure of Justice ; of 
Franklin, a full-length portrait seated. 

179 
GEORGE WASHINGTON 

Full-length statue in uniform, left hand rest- 
ing on broken pillar. H. 2 T \ ; W. \ x /%. After 
Houdin. 



86 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

I SO 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

Full-length classical statue, draped ; left 

hand supporting bundle of arrows. H. 2^ ; 

5 



W.J 



181 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

Full-length statue in robes, holding scroll in 
right hand. H. 2-^ ; W. f£. 

182 

LAFAYETTE 

Full length, in great coat, right hand holding 
hat and cane, H. 2^; W. 1^. After Ary 
Scheffer. 

133 
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 

Bust in frame, H. 1^ ; W. ^f • After por- 
trait by Duplessis. Oval lathe-work above and 
below. 

184 
PORTRAIT 

Bust in frame, H. i^- ; W. H- 



ASHER B. DURAND 87 

RAILWAY CUT 
H. i}i; W. 7/ & . 

1 86 
BALTIMORE BATTLE MONUMENT 

H. 2^; W. %. 

187 
INDIAN'S HEAD 

In lathe-work frame, H. 21^; W. 1. 

188 

ARMS OF NEW YORK CITY 

At left an Indian seated, at right a sailor 
seated on cannon. H. 1% ; W. i"yk. 

189 

ARMS OF LOUISIANA 

Supported at left by figure of Liberty, at 
right by Indian seated. H. i T 5 ^ ; W. 2%. 

160 

SHIELD 

Bearing arms of the 13 original States and 
shield of the United States, with eagle ; at left 
a figure of Liberty seated. H. 1% ; W. 2 T %. 



88 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

I 9 I 

TWO FEMALE FIGURES 

Typifying Agriculture and Liberty H. ife ; 
W. 2. 

192 

HEAD OF INFANT BACCHUS 
After Stothard. H. % ; W. ff. 

193 

FEMALE FIGURE 

Representing Commerce, seated on a chest, 
balance in left hand. 

At right a horse and dray, and a man han- 
dling cases ; a schooner in background. 
H. iX; W. 2%. 

194 
SHIELD 

Bearing arm holding a hammer, supported 
at left by figure of Minerva, at right by Justice. 
H. iX J W. 1%. A, B. Durand 

195 
SHIELD 

(Blank) supported by figures of Agriculture 
and Plenty, H. 1^; W. 2^- 



ASHER B. DURAND 89 

I96 

LATHE-WORK OVAL AS SHIELD 

Supported by figures of Ceres and Liberty. 

h. \y%\ w. 2.y 2 . 

197 

HEBE 

Seated, left hand resting on urn, pouring 
drink for eagle. 
H. rft ; W. 2 T V 

198 
HEBE 

Seated, offering cup to eagle. 

H. iyi ; W. 2y\. A. B. Durand 

199 
FIGURE 

Representing Mechanics, seated, left arm 
resting on cog-wheel. H. \y% ; W. 2^. 

200 
FIGURE 

Representing Chemistry, seated by still. 
H. \%\ W. 2^. 

201 
COW-HERD 

Seated on a stump, cattle at right. H. i^ 
W. 2%. 



90 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

202 

EAGLE 

With outspread wings on rock surrounded 
by water. H. i^ ; W. 2]/&. (left) H. Inman 
del. (right) A. B. Durand sc. 

203 

ANGEL AND CUPID 

Lifting curtain from shield bearing an eagle 
with wings out-spread, standing on a globe. 



H. i#; W. 2j 



9 



6' 



204 

PEACE 

Seated, holding an olive branch in right 
hand, left hand around an eagle in lap; ships 
in left background. H. 1^ ; W. 2^-. 

205 
CERES 

Seated, a sickle in the right hand, left hand 
resting on sheaf of wheat. H. \Y% ; W. 2%. 

206 
MALE FIGURE 

Seated, at right an anvil, cog-wheel, etc.; at 
left, in background, a ship. H. \% ; W. 2%. 



ASHER B. DURAND 91 

FEMALE FIGURE 

Left arm resting on short column, in left 
background a stone bridge, over which stage 
coach is passing. H. 1^- ; W. 2%. 

208 
JUPITER 

Reclining on cloud, eagle at left. H. 1^ ; 

w. iy%. 

209 

JUPITER 

Riding on back of eagle, a cupid on each 
side. H. \7/% ; W. 2$%. (right) A. B. Durand 

210 

SHIELD OF UNITED STATES 

Draped with American flag, supported at left 
by female figure, at right by eagle. H. 1% ; 
W. 2%. 



92 ENGRAVED WORK OF 



ENGRAVINGS FOR ANNUALS 

211 

THE GHOST OF DARIUS 

Rect. H. 2>H > W. 3. Inscription: (left) 
Painted by Henry Inman. (below) The 
Ghost of Darius 



India proof. 



THE WIFE 



212 



Rect. H. 3|| ; W. 3. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by S. F. B. Morse (right) Eng. by 
A. B. Durand, (below) The Wife. 

India proof. 

213 
SISTERS 

Rect. H. 2ff ; W. 3f| . Inscription : (left) 
Painted by S. F. B. Morse, (right) Engraved 
by A. B. Durand (below) Sisters 

214 
THE DYING GREEK 

Rect. H. 3; W. 3J6. Inscription: (left) 
Painted by Robert W. Weir, (right) En- 



ASHER B. DURAND 93 

graved by A. B. Durand. (below) The Dying 
Greek. 

India proof. 

Engraved for the Talisman. 

215 
GREEK BOY 

Portrait of Evangelides, a student at Columbia 
College. Rect. H. y/ 2 ; W. 2{^. Inscription : 
(left) Painted by Robt. W. Weir, (right) En- 
graved by A. B. Durand. / Greek Boy / . . . 
2 lines . . . / From the Original Painting 
in the possession of Saml. Ward Esq. / 
Printed by J. R. Burton. 

India proof. 

2l6 
GREEK LOVERS 

Rect. H. 2>H ; W. 1%. Ins. at left : Painted 
by Robt. W. Weir, (right) Eng. by A. B. 
Durand / Greek Lovers. 

India proof. 

Engraved for " The Atlantic Souvenir," 
1825. Also used in " The Lady's Cabinet 
Album," N. Y., 1834. 

217 

GIPSEYING PARTY 

Rect. H. 3 T V ; W. 4 T V Ins. (left) Painted 
by C. R. Leslie (right) Engraved by A. B. 
Durand / Gipseying Party. /From the origi- 



94 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

nal Picture in the possession of Rob. Donald- 
son, Esq., New York. 

I. Trial proof, figures in outline. 
II. India proof as described. 



218 

ANNE PAGE, SLENDER AND SHAL- 
LOW 

Rect. H. 2if ; W. 3^, surrounded by double 
line. Ins. (left) Painted by C. R. Leslie, 
(right) Eng. on steel by A. B. Durand / Anne 
Page, Slender &^> Shallow. / Carey, Lea &* 
Carey, Philadelphia, 1828. 

India proof. 

Engraved for " The Atlantic Souvenir " for 
1828. At the time this plate was engraved 
the painting was owned by Philip Hone ; it is 
now in the possession of the Lenox Library. 



219 
THE DULL LECTURE 

Rect. H. 2\\ ; W. 3-^, surrounded by double 
line. Ins. at left : Painted by G. S. Newton 
(right) Eng. on Steel by A. B. Durand / The 
Dull Lecture / Carey, Lea &* Carey, Phila- 
delphia, 1828. 

India proof. 

Engraved as frontispiece to " Atlantic Sou- 



ASHER B. DURAND 95 

venir" for 1828. Also used in the "Lady's 
Cabinet Album " for 1834. Original picture 
in the Lenox Library, owned when engraved 
by Philip Hone. 

220 
THE POWER OF LOVE 

Rect. H. 3^1 ; W. 2\\, surrounded by double 
line. Inscription : The Power of Love / En- 
graved by A. B. Dtirand from a beautiful 
Antique Painting in the possession of Mr. 
Paff of New York. / Carey, Lea, &* Carey, 
Philad., i82g. 

India Proof. 

Engraved for the Atlantic Souvenir, 1829. 

221 

THE SISTERS 

Rect. H. 33^ ; W. 2%, surrounded by line. 
Inscription : (left) Pai7ited by Henry Inman 
(right) Engraved by A. B. Durand / The 
Sisters. 

222 
TITLE PAGE 

On the same plate with No. 221 ; Atlantic / 
Souvenir (at bottom) Carey, Lea &* Carey, 
Philad. 1829, Rect. H. 3^ ; W. 2%, sur- 
rounded by line (below) Drawn &*> Engraved 
by A. B. Durand. 

India proof. 



g6 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

223 

THE DUCHESS AND SANCHO PANZA 

Rect. H. 3-j 1 ^ ; W. 4. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by C. R. Leslie (right) Eng. by A. B. 
Durand 

India proof before the name. 

Engraved for the Atlantic Souvenir, 1832. 



224 
THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR 

Rect. H. 2>% ; W. 4^-. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by Henry Inman (right) Engraved by 
A, B. Durand / The Bride of Lam?ner7noor. 
I. India proof before any inscription. 

II. India proof as described. 



225 

THE WHITE PLUME 

Rect, H. \]/ z ; W. 3^. Inscription: (left) 

Painted by Chas. Ingham (right) Engraved by 

A. B. Durand / The White Plume / New 

York Published by Monson Bancroft jSp 

Broadway. 

I. India proof before any inscription. 
II. On India as described. 
This plate is a portrait of Miss Jane Riker 
Lawrence, afterwards Mrs. Benj. F. Lee. 



ASHER B. DURAND 97 

226 

ABANDONED 

Rect. H. 3 ; W. 4 T V Inscription (left) 
Vigueron Pt. (right) A. B. Durand sc. / 
Alas ! that it should ever have been bom ! / 
Published by Wright &* Owen, New York. 

227 

NEW YORK MIRROR, ENGRAVED 
TITLE 

H. 9f| ; W. 7|f. Inscription : The / New 
York Mirror : / A Weekly Journal, / Devoted 
to Literature and the Fine Arts. / Embel- 
lished with Engravings and Music (vignette 
H. 4}i ; W. 6y s ) (left) Drawn by R. W. 
Weir, (right) Eng. by A. B. Durand / Vol- 
ume IX. / New York : / iSji. 

India proof. 

Landscapes 

Six plates engraved in 1830 for Part I. of 
what was projected as a serial publication 
called American Landscape, to contain plates 
of American scenery. William Cullen Bryant 
wrote the prospectus and descriptive text. 
Only one number was issued. These plates 
were afterwards issued with the New York 
Mirror, being enclosed in ornamental borders 
and inscriptions changed from ; Published by 
Elam Bliss, etc., to, Engraved for the New 
York Mirror. 



98 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

228 

WINNIPISEOGEE LAKE 

Rect. H. 4^; W. sH- Inscription: (left) 
Painted by T. Cole (right) Eng. by A. B. 
Durand / Wmnipiseogee Lake. / Published 
by Elam Bliss, New York / Printed by Wade 

India proof. 

229 
FORT PUTNAM 

Rect. H. 4X ; W. 6^. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by Robt. W. Weir (right) Etched by 
by J. Smillie, finished by A. B. Dura7id / 
Fort Putnam. / Published by Elam Bliss 
New York / Printed by Wade 

India proof. 

230 

CATSKILL MOUNTAINS 

Rect. H. 4 T \ ; W. 5^|. Inscription : Painted 
&•» Engraved by A. B. Durand / Catskill 
Mountains / Published by Elam Bliss New 
York / Printed by Wade. 

I. Unfinished trial proof on India. 

II. India proof as described. 

231 

DELAWARE WATER GAP 

Rect. H. 4)4, ; W. 6. Inscription : Drawn 
&* Engraved by A. B. Durand / Delaware 



ASHER B. DURAND 99 

Water- Gap. / Published by Elam Bliss 

New York. 

I. Unfinished trial proof on India. Inscrip- 
tion reading ; (left) Painted &° etched 
(right) by A. B. Durand. 

II. India proof as described. 

232 

WEEHAWKEN 

Rect. H. 4 T 9 g ; W. 5f|. Inscription : (left) 

Painted by W. J. Beiinett (right) Engraved 

by A. B. Durand / Weehawken / Published 

by Elam Bliss New York / Printed by 

Wade 

I. Unfinished trial proof on India. 
II. Trial proof, some additional work. 

III. India proof as described. 

233 • 

FALLS OF THE SAWKILL 

Rect. H. 6^; W. 4^. Inscription: (left) 
Painted by W.J. Bennett (right) Engraved 
by A. B. Durand / Falls of the Sawkill. / 
Published by Elam Bliss New York / Printed 
by Wade 

India proof. 



IOO ENGRAVED WORK OF 



LARGE PLATES 

234 
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 
Rect. H. 2<jf| ; W. 30X. Inscription : (left) 
Painted by John Trumbull, (centre) Copy 
Right secured according to the Act of C071- 
gress Deer. 20th 1820. (right) Eiigraved by A. 
B. Durand. (below) The Declaratio7i of Inde- 
pendence of the United States of America./ 
July 4th 1776. 

I. Etched state, figures in outline only. 
Inscription scratched, reading : (left)/. 
Trumbull Esq. Pinxt. (centre) Copy 

Right Dec. 20th 1820 (right) 

A. B. Dura?id Sculpt, (below) De- 
claration of Independe?ice 
II. The figures on the right nearly finished. 

III. Figures completed except as to wigs, 

neckcloths and stockings ; the flag at 
right background in outline only. 

IV. Papers on the table still in outline. 

V. Finished proof. Inscription the same 

as in first state. 
VI. Inscription changed to read as de- 
scribed. 
Durand was commissioned by Trumbull to 
engrave this plate for the sum of $3,000. He 



ASHER B. DURAND lOI 

was engaged on it for three years, the plate 
being finished and published late in 1823. 
The original painting is now in the Trumbull 
Gallery at Yale College, New Haven. This 
painting was the original composition for the 
large picture in the rotunda of the Capitol at 
Washington. 

235 
KEY TO THE DECLARATION OF IN- 
DEPENDENCE 

Heads in outline with numbers referring to 
facsimile signatures below. 

236 

MUSIDORA 

Rect. H. 155^ ; W. ioi£. Slightly draped 
full-length figure of a woman standing at edge 
of a stream, right hand resting on rock, face 
to right. 

Inscription : Designed &° Engraved by A. B. 
Durand, New York 1825 / Musidora / (3 
lines of verse from Thompson' s Seasons) / 
Printed by Burton &> Valentine, New York. 

237 

ARIADNE 

Nude figure lying at full length asleep ; left 
arm thrown over head. In background trees 
at left and centre ; at right a view of the shore 
and out to sea ; hauled up on the beach is a 



102 ENGRAVED WORK OF 

galley around which are grouped five figures ; 
smoke is rising from fire beyond the edge of 

the hill. 

Rect. H. 14^-; W. 17}(. Inscription: (at 
left) Painted by J. Vanderlyn (right) En- 
graved by A. B. Dzirand. / Ariad?ie. / Pub- 
lished by A. B. Durand, Hodgson, Boys, .&> 
Graves, London, &* Rittner &* Goussil a 
Paris 1835 / Copyright . . . 1835 by A. B. 
Durand . . . / Printed by A. King. 

1. Etched state, figure in outline, no sky 
in right background. Inscription : 
in script (left) J. Vanderlyn fit. 
(right; A. B. Durand Aq. 
II. Additional work in the background, 
the sky put in and some further 
work in the foreground, water along 
the horizon still white. 

III. On India ; engraved state ; figure 

filled in ; white line in distant water 
darkened ; folds of drapery still in 
outline. Inscription at right changed 
to A. B. Durand sc. 

IV. Additional dotted lines on figure, 

drapery completed and flowers and 
grass in the foreground worked up. 
V. On India. Additional work through- 
out, blossoms of plant in left fore- 
ground filled in, shadows in light 
background deepened. The first 
proof printed by King. 



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VI. Inscription changed to : (left) Paint- 
ed by J. Va7iderlyn (right) Eng. 
by A. B. Durand. On India, 
King's sixth proof. 
VII. With publication and copyright lines, 
and Printed by A. King, but be- 
fore the name. 
VIII. Open letter proof on India as de- 
scribed, signed by Durand. 
The original painting is in the Gallery of the 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Du- 
rand made copy in oil of the original paint- 
ing, reducing to size of the engraved plate, and 
engraved from this copy. 



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